KBI, Local Authorities Raid Locations In Manhattan, Junction City & Ogden

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GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A massive joint operation is underway by local and state authorities in Riley County and Geary County.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that the "complex investigation" by the Geary County Attorney’s Office, Junction City Police Department, Riley County Police Department, Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Plaza Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation culminated in the search of several different locations.

"During this operation, law enforcement officers, including tactical units, have been utilized to secure several locations which are the subject of search warrants in Junction City, Manhattan, and Ogden. Investigators are currently searching those locations and conducting interviews," a KBI press release stated.

No further details about the nature of the investigation were released. Officials were tight-lipped on the probe Wednesday.

More information on the joint operation is expected to be released Thursday during a press conference in Junction City. The agencies have set up a headquarters at the former CapGemini Call Center building on South Spring Valley Road.

A large number of marked and unmarked police cars were at the building Wednesday from different departments, including JCPD, RCPD, the Geary County Sheriff's Department, Newton Police Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Osage County Sheriff's Department. Armored police vehicles were also coming and going from the facility. Officers and deputies were breaking off in groups along with SWAT teams to execute search warrants in different locations throughout the day Wednesday and into the evening.

WIBW crews spotted a SWAT team approaching a home on 9th Street in Junction City Wednesday afternoon. The street in front of the home was blocked off police as officers conducted their investigation. At least one person was placed in handcuffs.

Search warrants were executed across Junction City but the Junction City Police Chief and Geary County Sheriff had no comment on the matter.