Police detain man in Leawood after he showed gun and knife near soccer practice

Police responded Tuesday night to reports of a man showing a gun and knife near a youth soccer practice in Leawood. Photo credit Shutterstock.

Leawood Police detained a man Tuesday evening after he showed what turned out to be a BB gun and a knife near a youth soccer practice at Leawood City Park.

When and where: In a release Tuesday night, Leawood Police say officers were dispatched to the park, 10601 Lee Boulevard, just after 5:30 p.m., on reports of a male suspect armed with a gun and knife.