K-State campus on lockdown as police look for possible armed suspect

MANHATTAN, Kansas – The Kansas State University campus in Manhattan is on lockdown, and students and employees should not report to campus until further notice.

University spokesman Steve Logback says police received a report about 4 a.m. Friday of a man possibly carrying a weapon on the south side of the Manhattan campus.

University officials issued an alert encouraging students to stay indoors. The campus was put on lockdown, meaning students, faculty and staff are urged to stay away until further notice.

Logback says classes are delayed until further notice. A building-by-building search is being conducted by campus, Riley County and Kansas Highway Patrol officers.

Police say armed robberies occurred near the campus shortly before the alert was issued.

Jeff Morris, K-State vice president of communications and marketing, says campus officials have heard reports of up to four suspects, but notes that information has not been confirmed with Riley County Police. At this time, Morris says, authorities are only looking for  one suspect on campus.

Manhattan Christian College is also closed as officers search for the suspect. Students and employees should not come to campus until the all clear is given.

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