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MLB game is delayed after an armed standoff outside stadium

September 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 12: A member of the Jackson County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team walks along the perimeter of the Truman Sports Complex as police are involved in a standoff with gunman at the complex on September 12, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play at Kauffman Stadium which is located within the sporting complex. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The first pitch of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Pittsburgh Pirates was delayed 30 minutes after a standoff between police and an armed man at the Truman Sports Complex.

(CNN)The first pitch of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Pittsburgh Pirates was delayed 30 minutes after a standoff between police and an armed man at the Truman Sports Complex.

The complex in Kansas City, Missouri, houses Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals play, as well as Arrowhead Stadium, where the Kansas City Chiefs play.

"At about 6:30 p. m. , tactical officers developed a plan to use less lethal devices to secure the armed individual.

Two hand guns and a knife were recovered from the suspect," according to a tweet from the Kansas City Police Department.

The Royals were scheduled to throw out the first pitch at 6:05 p. m. CT.

but announced on Twitter that the start was delayed to 6:35 p. m. No fans were present at Kauffman Stadium as Major League Baseball is not currently allowing in-person game attendance.

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