Lockdown over at Kansas State; had been issued following report of gunman

Police received report of a man possibly carrying weapon

MANHATTAN, Kansas (KSN) – The lockdown of Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus has been lifted. Classes and activities will resume at 9:30 a.m. Students and employees should report to class and work at that time.

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

University spokesman Steve Logback says police received a report about 4 a.m. 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. That notice was lifted at 8:30 a.m.

A building-by-building search was conducted by campus, Riley County and Kansas Highway Patrol officers and an all clear was given.

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.

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