Police standoff ends after officer shot in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Riley County Police Department says a standoff in the area of the 3700 block of Hawthorne Woods Circle after a barricaded man surrendered to police.

Emergency crews responded around 12:30 Friday afternoon as officers responded to the scene of a reported domestic situation. When officers arrived on scene there was an active shooter situation. One officer is being treated at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He is currently undergoing treatment.

RCPD said additional officers responded to the scene for the barricaded man. He walked out of the house a couple hours later and was taken into custody just before 3 p.m.

He is being held at the Riley County Jail on a $2 million bond on charges of attempted capital murder.

No other injuries were reported.

RCPD said they asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to lead the investigation into the shooting of the officer and the discharge of a firearm during the barricade incident.

The Riley County Police Department Crime Scene Investigations unit will process the crime scene.

Bergman Elementary School, located south of the scene was placed on lockdown while officer’s worked the scene.

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 reported just after 2 p.m. that students who live in the area and are bused will not be able to be transported home Friday afternoon. The school district said schools are calling those parents and asking that students be picked up at school.

“Families that live in that neighborhood will not be able to go home.”

Manhattan High School was reported to be making intercom announcements about the situation for student drivers that live in the area.

“We are asking those students to contact their parent or parents for further instructions.”

The district said they are not sure at this time what this could mean for student dismissal, especially bus transportation in the area.

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