I-29 near North Oak Trafficway closed due to woman being on highway

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Interstate 29 just east of North Oak Trafficway in Kansas City’s northland has been shut down due to a woman being on the highway.

Police were called shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Several law enforcement agencies are helping detour traffic. There is a police negotiator on the scene.

UPDATE: At 2:18 p.m., the police department said this incident is “in regard to an armed and suicidal party.”

Due to its proximity, St. Pius X High School temporarily went on lockdown in connection with this situation. However, that has been lifted now.

No further information is available at this time; the situation is ongoing.

It is believed that the woman is contained to a neighborhood south of I-29.

Stay with KCTV5 News for updates. We have a crew gathering information from police at the scene.