UPDATE, 1 p.m.: Police have identified the two women who left a residence during a police standoff at 803 McKinley Ave. The two were not considered hostages and were arrested on obstruction charges.

Devyn Robinson, 32, was arrested on suspicion of obstruction, as well as in connection with five Joplin warrants. Kiley McDonald, 25, was arrested on suspicion of obstruction.

They are known associates of Joseph Shane Endicott, who was arrested after the standoff. Endicott was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on a warrant for an escape from custody after he was arrested on a weapons violation charge.

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UPDATE, 10:40 a.m.: Joseph Shane Endicott, 34, was arrested this morning by police after a standoff at 803 McKinley Ave. ended peacefully.

A member of the Joplin Honkies, according to police, Endicott has a long criminal history that includes assault, weapons and drug charges. Endicott was wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a warrant for an escape from custody after he was arrested on a weapons violation charge.

Two females who left the house earlier this morning after the standoff began were not considered hostages. They are known associates of Endicott and have been arrested on obstruction charges.

Police also had fired tear gas into the house during the standoff.

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UPDATE, 10:11 a.m.: A Joplin Police Department officer confirmed that a man removed from a home in the 800 block of McKinley Ave. is the one wanted by U.S. Marshals. and responsible for causing this morning's standoff. 

Joseph Shane Endicott, 34, was wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a warrant for escape, and around 5 a.m. this morning police surrounded a home where he had holed up and blocked off several streets.

The main part of the house has been cleared. Police said once a complete sweep of the house is finished, officers will consider the situation resolved. 

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UPDATE, 9:48 a.m.: A male left a house just minutes ago and was escorted to a squad car by police in the 800 block of South McKinley Ave. However, police continue to broadcast to another person in the house, asking him to come out peacefully.

The male is the third person to leave the house since the standoff began shortly before 5 a.m. Two other women also came out of the house earlier this morning.

Joplin police have closed several blocks near South McKinley Avenue and Seventh Street as they search for a suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a warrant for escape. He is believed to be holed up in a residence in the 800 block of South McKinley Avenue. They said the warrant carries a full U.S. extradition.

McKinley Avenue is expected to be closed between Seventh and Ninth streets until further notice, police said. Check back with joplinglobe.com for updates.

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UPDATE, 9 a.m.: Police have confirmed that two women have just left a house where a police standoff has been taking place since before 5 a.m. today. More rounds of what appears to be tear gas also were fired at the house.

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A man who has arrived at the site of a police standoff in Joplin this morning told an officer that his daughter is either with or being held hostage by a man who is also believed to be in the home.

Joplin police have closed several blocks near South McKinley Avenue and Seventh Street as they search for a suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a warrant for escape. He is believed to be holed up in a residence in the 800 block of South McKinley Avenue. They said the warrant carries a full U.S. extradition.

The standoff began shortly before 5 a.m., according to neighbors. Wendy Arehart said police have been calling for a man to surrender, using an amplified speaker.

“Come out with your hands up. There will be no harm if you come out with your hands up and follow directions,” they are broadcasting to the occupant of a home in that block.

She said police also have fired at least 10 rounds of what she believes were tear gas into the residence.

Jacque McDaniel, who also lives in the neighborhood, said she was awakened by police emergency lights reflecting off her bedroom mirror early this morning “like a neon sign,” she said.

Joplin police also have brought their MRAP vehicle to the scene. McKinley Avenue is expected to be closed between Seventh and Ninth streets until further notice, police said.

No other details were immediately available. Check back with joplinglobe.com for updates.

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Joplin police have closed several blocks near South McKinley Avenue and Seventh Street as they search for a suspect, they said early this morning in a post to their Facebook page.

Police said they believe an individual with a U.S. marshal's warrant for escape is in a residence in the 800 block of South McKinley Avenue. They said the warrant carries a full U.S. extradition.

McKinley Avenue is expected to be closed between Seventh and Ninth streets until further notice, police said. No other details were immediately available.

Check back with joplinglobe.com for updates.

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