MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Police resolved a potentially dangerous situation after issuing a shelter in place order for the area around a west Manhattan apartment complex.

The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) wrote on social media that those living in Scenic Woods Apartments in the 300 block of Hunter Place should shelter. Police were in the area working with an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. The subject was considered to be armed by police.

Residents of the area were told by police to stay indoors. All others were told to avoid the area around the apartments.

Another social media post from the RCPD stated that officers were sent to the apartment complex around 2:30 p.m. on a call about a man armed with a weapon. Upon arrival officers found a 25-year-old man threatening to hurt himself. By 3:40 p.m., officers were able to defuse the situation peacefully.

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