Covington Links Golf Course evacuated as authorities search for suspect

Firearm possibly recovered from scene

By ANDY BOTTGER | abottger@kcautv.com

Published 08/26 2016 02:24PM

Updated 08/26 2016 11:37PM

Covington Links Golf Course has been evacuated due to an active manhunt currently underway in the area surrounding the course. A golf tournament was underway this afternoon when the order to clear the area came down. 

Authorities were searching golfer's cars as they were leaving the area. 

The evacuation was prompted after authorities began searching for a suspect in the area. According to scanner traffic, a firearm may have been recovered from the area where the subject was last seen. 

A helicopter is currently on scene to help assist in the search. 

Authorities are not currently releasing any information at this time. 

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