Police say reported northeast Kansas school hostage situation was fabricated

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities have cleared a northeast Kansas elementary school after reports of a possible hostage situation.

Riley County police were called around 1 a.m. to Lee Elementary School after a man called and told them he was inside holding another person hostage. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter in the 700 block of Lee Street.

Police said the man continued to make contact with them and a local Topeka station stating he committed several felony crimes and was holding a person inside.

However, police said their investigation led them to believe he is not local and was fabricating the story to gain notoriety by receiving air time on news stations.

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