Via Christi Hospital In Manhattan On Lockdown (UPDATED)


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The Riley County Police Department is asking for information after a man was shot during an attempted aggravated robbery last night in the 2200 block of College Avenue at approximately 4:20 PM. The suspect is described as a black male 5’9″-5″10″ in height, medium to heavy build, wearing a black ski mask and a sweatshirt.

If you have information on this crime please contact RCPD at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using the Crime Stoppers service can allow you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is currently on lockdown after a reported shooting nearby.

The hospital went into lockdown at approximately 4:30 p.m., with the hospital still operating. The Emergency Room entrance is the only way to enter or exit the building at this time. The lockdown will be lifted once Riley County Police indicate it is safe to do so.

Hali Rowland, Spokesperson for the Riley County Police Department, reports that a shooting was reported in the 2200 block of College Ave, near University Crossing. A victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Stay with KNDY News for more on this developing story.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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