Cerner campus put on lockdown amid threat of nearby armed shooter

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Cerner's Continuous campus was on lockdown Tuesday morning after a man armed with an assault rifle went to a nearby hotel and told employees he was heavily armed and heading toward a shopping center in the same area, NBC affiliate KSHB reports.

The man was subsequently shot and killed by Kansas City police after he opened fire on officers in a parking lot just under a half mile from Cerner's campus. Cerner provided the following statement to KSHB.

"Earlier today, local law enforcement alerted Cerner to an incident near our Continuous campus in Kansas City, Kan.," the statement reads. "We took immediate steps to protect associates through a temporary lockdown, preventing anyone from entering or departing the buildings. We commend the authorities for their swift response in diffusing the situation."

The suspect told the manager at Kansas City-based Country Inn and Suites that he had killed his wife, who had reportedly been missing since Aug. 12. She was later found dead Tuesday evening in Benton County, Ark., according to KSHB

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