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UPDATE: K-State Lockdown Lifted

KSAL Staff - September 4, 2015 7:07 am

A lockdown on the Kansas State University campus has been lifted and classes are scheduled to resume.

The lockdown was imposed early Friday after police received a report of a possible gunman on the campus.

After a building-by-building search, the university said in a statement that classes and all other activities would resume at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Police 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.

Students were urged to stay indoors and students, faculty and staff were urged to stay away before the lockdown was lifted.

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

No other details were immediately available.

ORIGINAL: Kansas State University students in Manhattan are being asked to ”shelter in place” while police look for a possible armed suspect.

According to the K-State Police Department, the suspect was last seen on the south side of campus and is a light-skinned black male wearing dirty white shirt and shorts.

Police are continuing to search campus. Campus is on lockdown. Students and employees are being asked to not come on campus until an all clear is given.

Students are being asked to stay inside and lock their doors until further notice.

Here is the message from KSU:

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

A possible armed suspect was seen on the south side of the Manhattan campus about 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male wearing a dirty white shirt and shorts. K-State Police have been actively searching campus and alerts have been issued for any persons in the area to shelter in place with doors locked.

A building by building search is underway on campus as a precaution. Current information will be posted at k-state.edu and by email, text messages, phone, local media outlets and social media.

Manhattan Christian College has also posted a notice on their website that they are also in a “lock down condition”.

Manhattan High School is open, but the principal is telling parents to use their best judgment in the matter.


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