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Man arrested for discharging firearm threatening victim at gunpoint

By Tim Weideman

A Manhattan man fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held another man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police without further incident Monday night.

Kevin Flynn, 26, was arrested after Riley County police responded to 3018 Sandstone Drive Apt. 1 at about 9:35 p.m. for a report of a domestic situation.

“It was a verbal argument that just escalated,” Officer Matthew Droge said Tuesday.

Droge said a preliminary police report didn’t indicate what the argument was about.

According to the report, officers found Flynn had discharged a handgun into a wall. He then held a 28-year-old male victim at gunpoint with a shotgun and took the man’s cellphone.

Flynn and the victim sustained minor injuries in a “scuffle,” Droge said.

Once officers arrived, Flynn was cooperative.

“He was compliant to the officers’ requests,” Droge said.

Police indicated a 3-year-old child and a 24-year-old female were present but weren’t harmed.

The victims’ information isn’t being released because the incident is classified as domestic, Droge said.

A police arrest report listed Flynn’s address as the apartment address.

Flynn was arrested for kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated endangering a child, criminal discharge of a firearm and aggravated robbery. As of Tuesday morning, he was confined in the Riley County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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