Man taken into custody following Sunday standoff in Riley County

(Picture courtesy: RCPD)

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – One person is in custody following a standoff with police on Sunday in Riley County.

The Riley County Police Department reports at approximately 7:26 Sunday morning, they received the first of several 911 calls from 4400 River Rd, an isolated, rural farmhouse in Riley County.  The sole occupant notified officers that he was armed and dangerous.

As officers were in the area of the residence attempting to check the occupant’s welfare a shot was fired from inside the house.  A follow-up investigation revealed that the occupant, a 64 year old man, had previously threatened relatives and intended to harm himself.  The Riley County Police Department then activated its negotiations team and tactical team.  The Riley County Police Department also received assistance from the Junction City Police Department and Topeka Police Department in the form of additional tactical personnel and armored vehicles.

A stand-off ensued during which more shots were fired from inside of the house.  Officers with the Riley County Police Department subsequently received a court order to take the occupant into custody.  Officers used tear gas to get the occupant out of the house followed by baton rounds to take him into custody.  The suspect was taken into police protective custody at approximately 8:00 Sunday night.

The suspect received only minor injuries and is currently still in protective custody at the time.  Due to the nature of protective custody the man’s name is not being released by police.  At one point during the incident one of the rounds fired from inside the house struck an occupied armored vehicle.    A criminal report was filed in reference to the shot fired at the armored vehicle.


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