State employee surrenders after brief standoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police say a suicidal state employee barricaded himself inside his office before negotiators were able to talk him out of the building.

No one was injured during the one-hour drama Thursday at the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole office in midtown Kansas City.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp says other employees called 911 when the man locked himself in his office after threatening suicide. He says the man did not threaten anyone and no one else was in danger.

One shot was fired inside the man's office but Snapp says it's unclear why the shot went off.

Witnesses told police the man had several problems in his personal life.

Negotiators talked the man out of the building about 12:30 p.m.

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