K-State lifts lockdown after searching for armed man possibly on campus

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Police in Manhattan lifted the lockdown at K-State Friday morning after looking for a possible armed suspect who was reported on the south side of the Kansas State University campus Friday morning.  Residents, students and staff were advised to stay inside and lock their doors until further notice from K-State officials. Classes at K-State had been postponed while police searched campus for the possible armed man. Authorities say it is related to a robbery off-campus that occurred at about 4:00 a.m.

At about 8:25 a.m. police sent out the ‘all-clear’, saying campus classes and business would resume at 9:30 a.m.

In a tweet at 8 a.m., K-State said police continued to search campus . “Faculty, staff and students should not come to the Manhattan campus until further notice.”

“Given the information we received, he’s a possible armed suspect,”said Steve Logback, Kansas State University earlier in the morning. “Our students and employees are safe and we’re going to keep them in place.”

Authorities were reportedly searching buildings for the armed suspect, described as being a light-skinned black male wearing a dirty white shirt and shorts.

FOX 4’s Mark Alford and Loren Halifax spoke to a K-State student named Isabel about the situation. She said she woke up and went to go get coffee. She hadn’t checked her phone yet and didn’t know about the lockdown. Her friend called her to tell her to get back to her room.

“It’s pretty scary, said Lauby.  “I called my friends. Everyone’s pretty freaked out about it, she said.

She said she has received tweets, email alerts and is getting Facebook notifications from K-State.

She locked her door and is staying in her room.

“Everyone’s supposed to stay in their rooms,” she said.

Earlier, students tweeted the school president, asking what that meant for classes, and he said classes would not be in session until they received the all-clear from KState Police.

KState Police twitter account on Friday Sept 4

KState Police twitter account on Friday Sept 4