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Police Quit Armed Standoff With Sex Offender (Video)

| by Michael Allen
Kansas City PoliceKansas City Police

Police ended an hours-long standoff with Gregory Andrews in Kansas City, Kansas, on Aug. 16 by walking away (video below).

The U.S. Marshals Service tried to arrest and serve Andrews with three warrants, two of which were failing to register as a sex offender, notes WDAF.

Andrews reportedly would not comply with the federal marshals, who backed off and called in police officers to surround Andrews' residence.

Negotiators tried to talk Andrews into surrendering.

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"I will not go quietly!" Andrews told the police. "You might as well put a bullet in me now!"

A large crowd gathered nearby, and some yelled at police: "Don't shoot! Don't shoot!"

About six hours later, federal marshals, police officers, and a SWAT team left the area because they did not want to escalate the situation.

A Kansas City Police incident commander said that Andrews "was not a threat to the community."

"Innocent man, falsely accused!" Andrews told the news station.

However, Wyandotte County Prosecutor Jerome Goran pointed to Andrews' criminal record.

According to WDAF, Andrews was convicted in 2012 of indecent liberties with a child under 16, which stemmed from a 2009 incident in which he was accused by a young girl of touching her in an inappropriate manner.

A second conviction reportedly came in 2012 for stalking a local judge.

Andrews' yard is filled with handwritten signs that quote Bible verses and slam the government such as: "Wyco D.A. CORRUPT" and, "Judges, lawyers, police will be rooted out," notes the Kansas City Star.

According to Andrews, police and social workers went to the schools of his 13-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son and took them into custody while investigators decide whether his home is "a safe environment for the children."

A Kansas City Police Department spokesperson said that law enforcement will attempt to serve the warrants on Andrews in the future.

"Oh, they'll be back," Andrews told WDAF. "It ain't over."

Sources: Kansas City Star, WDAF / Photo credit: WDAF via YouTube

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