Standoff between authorties and Overland Park man ends after nearly 29 hours

A standoff between an Overland Park man and authorities ended peacefully Saturday after nearly 29 hours.

The man, identified as Ian Goldsmith, 43, surrendered at about 3 p.m. Saturday at a house in the 8100 block of 144th Place, according to Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Erickson.

Deputies said they tried to serve a foreclosure eviction order to Goldsmith at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, but he locked himself inside the house. Officers threw cans of a type of pepper gas into the home, but he showed no sign of leaving as the hours passed.

Officers on Saturday afternoon were finally able to establish contact with Goldsmith and were able to talk him out of the house, Erickson said. He was taken into custody and is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.

Erickson thanked neighbors who were inconvenienced during the lengthy standoff. Those living closest to the house were evacuated, and others were not able to drive to their homes. But Erickson said the neighbors were gracious and cooperative, and even made sandwiches for the officers.

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