Kansas City police say that they have arrested an armed disgruntled former employee following a standoff in a large underground business complex.
On the morning of Tuesday, June 25, police were called to the SubTropolis underground complex often referred to as the “caves” in northeastern Kansas City, Missouri, according to KMBC.
HAPPENING NOW: Kansas City police searching for former employee possibly armed with handgun in underground caves https://t.co/Hjexn1rrIP
— WVTM 13 (@WVTM13) June 25, 2019
Police say that a terminated employee had made threats to “shoot the place up,” resulting in a standoff and lockdown as police searched the massive underground structure.
Multiple local and federal agencies responded to the scene.
As of 11:38 a.m., the Kansas City Police Department announced that the suspect was in custody and that the lockdown on the facility was lifted.
UPDATE: Suspect has been taken in custody at another location. The lockdown at the Subtropolis is lifted.
— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) June 25, 2019
The incident remains under investigation.