Doors Locked At Manhattan School During Tense Encounter

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police arrested a Chapman man Thursday near a Manhattan elementary school after officials say he showed up to confront his girlfriend at her workplace.

At 7:50 AM on Thursday, September 20, 2012, officers were called to 3430 Lombard Drive in Manhattan, the address of Bergman Elementary School, in reference to a domestic incident.

A 23-year-old woman working at the school reported that her boyfriend showed up on school property. She notified officials at the school because she has a Protection from Stalking order against him and the doors were locked at 8:05 AM as a precaution so that no one could enter the building.

An RCPD spokesman said the suspect, Robert Black, 24, came onto school property in violation of a court order and allegedly followed the victim off school grounds and blocked the roadway, preventing her from leaving.

He was arrested in the 3300 block of Abbey Circle for Criminal Trespass, Violation of a Protective Order, Criminal Restraint and Driving While Suspended. Officials say an incident of this nature required holding Black in jail without bond for 48 hours.

The doors to the school were unlocked at 8:16 AM.


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