Hostage Situation Unfolding At Manhattan Kansas Lee Elementary School Wednesday

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.

‘Collide’ Singer Howie Day Arrested At NYC Hotel ‘Assaulted Woman’ Injuries To Neck ‘Xanax Possession’

LOWER MANHATTAN — Police have arrested singer Howie Day at Aloft Manhattan Downtown Hotel on a charge of injury domestic violence after allegedly assaulting a woman on Friday.

Day, 38, perhaps best known for hit songs “She Says,” and “Collide,” is accused of assaulting a woman on Friday in the Lower Manhattan hotel, located not far from City Hall.

A criminal complaint said the unidentified female victim “suffered injuries to her neck and hands.”

Police also reportedly found a bag of Xanax tablets on him, reports 6ABC.


Geo quick facts: Manhattan is the most densely populated of New York City’s 5 boroughs. It’s mostly made up of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem rivers. Among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers, it’s the heart of “the Big Apple.” Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, neon-lit Times Square and the theaters of Broadway – wikipedia.

NY Woman Susan Trott ID’d As Stabbing Victim Found Murdered In Manhattan Apt Sunday

MANHATTAN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Susan Trott, of Manhattan, has been identified as the woman would dead in her Upper West Side, New York apartment early Sunday morning.

Trott, 70, was found with her throat cut inside her Manhattan apartment, located at 710 West End Avenue, police said Sunday.

Police arrived at Trott’s residence to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, first responders located a 70-year-old female victim suffering from a laceration to the neck. Trott was later identified as the victim.

Police responded to a 911 call for a wellness check at 710 West End Avenue just before 4:50 a.m. When they arrived, police found Susan Trott, 70, unconscious and unresponsive with a laceration to her neck, police said. Continue reading

Spiderman Or Stupid Man? Daredevil Who Scaled Trump Tower Criminally Charged

Stephen Rogata, the daredevil who made a failed attempt to meet Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday, is now facing jail time and stiff fines a day after he used suction cups to climb the 68-story glass Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

Rogata, 19, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, New York City officials said on Thursday. The ascent is said to have been an attempt to meet the building’s famous namesake.

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The campaign headquarters for Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, are inside the tower, along with the penthouse condominium he calls home. Continue reading

KE$HA Openly Weeps In Court After Losing Sony Injunction

Kesha hammered tears in court after a judge ruled she will not be released from her Sony Music contract.

The TiK ToK singer had sought an injunction allowing her to make an album outside of Sony, but the judge disagreed ruling she will remain under the Sony umbrella.

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Kesha is accusing her longtime producer Dr. Luke of sexually, mentally, and physically abusing her during the years they cranked out hit music Continue reading

$750 HIV Pill Exec Martin Shkreli Arrested

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who was skewered on social media for charging $750 per pill for a $13 HIV/cancer treatment, has been arrested by the FBI for securities fraud.

Shkreli, 32, was taken into custody early Thursday morning in Manhattan.

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He was already one of the most reviled and envied men in the country for inflating the price on an HIV/cancer treatment from  $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill Continue reading

Tennis Star James Blake Assaulted By NY Police

Former tennis star James Blake was on his way to the U.S. Open in Queens Wednesday when he was tackled and detained by police in what they call “a case of mistaken identity.”

Blake, who is black, told reporters he was tackled and cuffed outside the NYC Grand Hyatt by a group of white, plainclothes police officers.

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We have to admit, they do share a striking resemblance. After the incident the NYPD issued a statement,

“Today James Blake was detained by police in midtown Manhattan in regards to an ongoing investigation into fraudulently purchased cell phones, after being misidentified by a cooperating witness. Continue reading

Ironworker Known As ‘Second Avenue Sinatra’ FOUND DEAD

An ironworker who became an overnight sensation after crooning while working at a New York City subway construction site, has been found dead in an apparent suicide, the NYPD said in a statement. He was 54.

Gary Russo aka Second Avenue Sinatra, was located lifeless hanging from a tree in Queens after being reported missing one month ago.

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The 54-year-old was found hanging from a tree in a park in Queens. Russo had been dubbed the “Second Avenue Sinatra.” Continue reading

COPS: Morgan Freeman Granddaughter Died In EXORCISM Gone Wrong

Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter was killed, in what law-enforcement described as an “exorcism,” gone wrong.

E’Dena Hines, 33, was stabbed to death with a large hunting knife by her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, who was heard screaming “Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!

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According to George Hudacko, the man witnessed the attack from his window and called 911, “The girl was making a lot of noise, screaming,” Hudacko said of the attack. Continue reading