Man charged with shooting, wounding Kansas officer

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A research associate at Kansas State University has been charged with shooting and wounding a police officer in Manhattan.

Riley County prosecutor Barry Wilkerson said 38-year-old Mark Harrison was charged Monday with three counts of attempted capital murder. He said Harrison was making a first appearance later in the day. Bond is set at $2 million.

The Riley County Police Department said in a news release that Sgt. Pat Tiede has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Tiede was wounded Friday afternoon while responding to a report of a domestic situation. Harrison surrendered after barricading himself inside a home for two hours.

Kansas State spokesman Jeff Morris told the Manhattan Mercury that Harrison is a research associate in the university's mechanical and nuclear engineering department.

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A Riley County police officer was shot when he responded to a domestic violence call in Manhattan.

Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen says one of the first officers to respond to the call Friday was shot by the man inthe home, who then barricaded himself inside. Schoen says the officer's injury is not life-threatening. No other officers were injured.

Schoen says the man surrendered without resistance after about two hours.

He says a woman was able to escape the home.

The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) northwest of the Kansas State University campus.

An investigation is continuing.

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