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Man shot by police after threatening family member with gun

Riley Co. Police say the man was having a mental health crisis
Riley County Police asked public to avoid Freeman Road near Tuttle Cove Road late Monday...
Riley County Police asked public to avoid Freeman Road near Tuttle Cove Road late Monday evening. Update: The road has been reopened.(WIBW)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 9:06 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The Riley Co. Police Department says one man is in critical condition and two officers have been placed on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting in north Manhattan overnight.

Just before 8 p.m. Thursday, Riley Co. Police were called to a home in the 4600 block fo Freeman Road in Manhattan on reports of a man threatening to shoot a family member.

When they arrived, they determined the 41-year-old man with a gun was having a mental health crisis.

According to the Lawrence Police Department, the man was affiliated with Fort Riley.

Throughout the evening, several officers left the scene in an attempt to deescalate the situation, however, most returned around 12:30 a.m. Friday after the man fired his weapon again.

RCPD Public Information Officer Rachel Pate says two officers opened fire around 1:38 a.m. after the man threatened a family member with a gun.

The man was taken to Via Christi, then transported by air to Stormont Vail in Topeka with life-threatening injuries.

Per department policy, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

The Lawrence Police Department is investigating the incident.

LPD said body-worn cameras were activated during the incident and footage is currently being reviewed as part of its investigation.

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