- Associated Press - Friday, March 1, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - State prosecutors are seeking a retrial after a jury could not reach a verdict on one charge against a 37-year-old Manhattan man charged with trying to kill three law enforcement officers.

Prosecutors say Mark Harrison fired 33 shots during a standoff with police in January.

The Manhattan Mercury reports a Riley County jury could not reach a unanimous decision Thursday on an attempted capital murder charge involving the shooting of Riley County police Sgt. Pat Tiede, who was hit in the leg.

The jury found Harrison not guilty of two attempted murder charges stemming from Harrison shooting at a SWAT vehicle with two officers inside. He was found guilty of criminal damage to property.

Prosecutors say Harrison fired at Tiede, then barricaded himself inside his home and surrendered after a three-hour standoff.


Information from: The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, http://www.themercury.com

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