KC police arrest man who shot at Arrowhead Stadium employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, arrested a man after a standoff that lasted more than six hours in the parking lot of the Truman Sports Complex. The man, who was armed, fired shots at employees at Arrowhead Stadium, authorities said.

The man arrived at the stadium complex around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and began firing shots at employees, The Kansas City Star reported.

No one was hit, Kansas City Police Department spokesperson Capt. Dave Jackson told reporters.

Police said tactical officers and negotiators made contact with the gunman, who was contained to the south side of the complex, KMBC reported. Police said the man had two handguns and a knife, the television station reported.

Eventually, officers used less than lethal force to bring the man into custody, WDAF reported. The man was evaluated at the scene and will be booked into jail.

There were no sporting events held at the complex during the afternoon, but the Kansas City Royals' 6:05 p.m. CDT game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was delayed 30 minutes because of the standoff, the Star reported. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were no fans in the parking lot or in Kauffman Stadium, which is next door to Arrowhead.

Police said the man told them that he had never attended a Chiefs or Royals game at the Arrowhead complex, KCTV reported. Police also said the man is not associated with either team and has not worked at either stadium, the television station reported.