MANHATTAN, KS. (THECOUNT) — A large police presence is arriving at a Manhattan, Kansas elementary school Wednesday morning on reports of a possible hostage situation, according to reports.

Riley County police are arriving to a possible hostage situation around 1:00 a.m. at Lee Elementary School in Manhattan, Kansas.


The school is located at, 701 Lee St in Manhattan, KS.

A man called and told them he was inside holding another person hostage, reports KSNT.

Officers have stationed multiple units in a perimeter around the elementary school. They said they are working to confirm the suspect and potential hostage are inside Lee Elementary, and working with Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 School District to figure out what this means for school in the morning.

The public is advised to avoid the area.


Geo quick facts: Manhattan is a city in Kansas, on the Kansas and Big Blue rivers. The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers multimedia exhibits on the region’s prairie ecosystem. Sunset Zoo has cheetahs, leopards and anteaters, plus a butterfly garden. Just north of the city, Tuttle Creek State Park encompasses Tuttle Creek Reservoir, horse trails and a shooting range. South, trails run through Konza Prairie, home to bison – wikipedia.

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