Police said the man took a shotgun and other items form a house and then ran near the Sisters of St. Francis convent. Police said a nun from the convent chased him from near the convent and in the process the man dropped one of his guns.
Police said the the man ran into the woods northeast of Dickinson Road and Kentucky Avenue, but was caught behind a barn at 720 Dickinson Road.
Independence police also believe the man may have robbed a second house earlier Thursday morning and may have taken firearms from that home, too.
Police had tried to clear the area since the man was armed.