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Pirates delayed at hotel because of shooter standoff near Kauffman Stadium

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently being delayed at their hotel because of a standoff at Arrowhead Stadium

On Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to face the Kansas City Royals at Kauffmann Stadium. However that game could be up in the air, thanks to a standoff at Arrowhead Stadium.

According to Captain Dave Jackson of the Kansas City Police Department, there was a standoff with a shooter at the Truman Sports Complex, which is home to both the Chiefs and Royals. Said incident started around 11:30 a.m. local time. A male subject was reported to be shooting at employees in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffmann Stadium. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported and said shooting was confined to the south end of the parking lots.

Pirates-Royals game is in question due to the incident

Officers have made contact with the subject, but they’re still not completely sure what is going on or what they’re dealing with. All entrances to the stadium are closed, and negotiators are on the scene trying to peacefully resolve the situation.

The Royals and Pirates are scheduled for first pitch at 6:05 p.m. local time, however Royals VP of Communication and Broadcasting Mike Swanson confirmed that nobody is being allowed inside the stadium. The Pirates are currently staying in their hotel until further notice is given on the situation.

“We’re in a holding pattern here in KC. There was a standoff in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium earlier today, a guy shooting at stadium employees. Nobody hurt. But Pirates are delayed in their ability to get to Kaufmann Stadium, which is next door,” Pirates beat writer Jason Mackey tweeted Saturday afternoon.

It’s definitely a scary situation, but hopefully things will come to a quiet resolve without further incident.

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