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Manhattan Man Arrested After Incident on Bluemont Avenue

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Stanley Edward Hoerman, 79, of Manhattan was arrested early this afternoon after threatening officers with a gun and causing a closure of Bluemont Ave. in attempts to disarm him.

An officer out with a person experiencing a mental health crisis in the 1000 block of Bluemont was approached by Hoerman, who was uninvolved, and proceeded to point a gun at the officer. Additional officers were called and the person who was originally engaged with the officer was placed in a nearby patrol car for their own safety.

Additional officers arrived on scene and determined the man was also experiencing a mental health crisis. At that time, the public was notified to avoid the area and nearby schools were also notified of the incident. Riley County EMS and Kansas State University Police officers also responded to the scene, and the entire 1000 block of Bluemont Ave. was closed.

Officers spoke with Hoerman for approximately an hour in attempts to peacefully resolve the situation. Shortly after 12:00 p.m., Hoerman displayed two separate weapons to officers causing them to deploy three less-lethal, impact munitions that hit him and allowed officers to approach and take him into custody. Hoerman was evaluated by EMS, transported to Via Christi for further evaluation, and later released back into RCPD custody.

Heorman was arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Aggravated Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer. He is currently being held in lieu of bond.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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