Platte City Man Found Dead After Stand Off

The Platte County Sheriff’s Department says a Platte City man was found dead after being involved in a standoff with authorities Tuesday night.

According to a release from the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, their officers along with officers from Platte City Police responded to a report of an armed man barricaded inside a residence on Gates Drive in Platte City at about 7:23 P.M. Tuesday.

Authorities say the 48-year-old man was involved in a domestic assault incident earlier Tuesday afternoon.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Crisis negotiations team attempted to negotiate with the individual and talk them out of the home.

The individual, however, was later found in the residence dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

The person’s name is begin withheld, pending notification of next of kin.