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​BREAKING: Riley County Officer Shot In 'Active Shooter Situation'

There is an active shooter situation happening in Riley County, Kansas, and one officer has been shot.

Manhattan, KS – A suspect is barricaded inside a home and a police officer has been shot in what the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) has described as “an active shooter situation” in a Facebook alert on Friday.

RCPD Director Brad Schoen said the suspect was shooting at police and a sniper has been called to scene, according to WIBW.

RCPD said officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 3700 block of Hawthorne Woods Circle.

When police arrived around 12:30 p.m., the officers found an ongoing active shooter situation, and one officer wounded.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Police have asked people to avoid the area around the home where the suspect who allegedly shot the officer is barricaded.

More officers were called after the suspect barricaded himself inside the home, and additional law enforcement is continuing to arrive on the scene.

Schoen said a woman was able to get out of the home, and authorities think the suspect is the only person left inside the house.

Bergman Elementary School, located about a half mile from the barricaded home, was put into lockdown. All students and staff will remain inside the building until the situation is resolved.

UPDATE: The suspect surrendered.

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Gas his ass out of there.

According to local reports, the shooter "surrendered peacefully" a few hours ago. Meanwhile, just 60 miles or so to the ease, the Topeka Police Department was in a standoff with an active shooter for about 16 hours. Unfortunately in this situation the shooter and another women were found dead inside the townhouse after the standoff ended. According to Lt. Coleen Stuart of TPD "No officers fired their weapons during the standoff but it is unknown whether the man inside killed himself or not". I'll use a little rocket science here and deduce that if no officers fired their weapons and the female was already down on their arrival, something tells me that he must have killed himself. I can't be positive about my findings as the autopsy has not been don yet, but there doesn't seem to be any other explanation why this guy was shooting at police for hours and then is suddenly dead without the police firing a shot. Anyway, great job by the Riley County Police Department and the Topeka Police department.

Sorry, ... to the EAST, not ease. ... DONE, not don.

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