Riley County Police are reporting an unattended death occurred in Manhattan on Thursday.
According to police 26-year-old Blake Birnbaum was found in his apartment at 1420 Cambridge Place after a welfare check was requested by a member of Birnbaum’s famiily. Police say the death was not found to be suspicious, and foul play is not suspected.
An autopsy has been requested by authorities for cause of death.
An early morning incident on the 4th of July has prompted an investigation by the Riley County Police Department.
Police say 20-year-old Kelli Friedel reported that a friend battered her outside of her residence, at 1010 Bertrand street. Friedel says the friend then held Friedel against her will at knife point. The suspect is facing possible arrest for kidnapping, assault and battery.
However, police have made no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
A Manhattan man has been arrested by Riley County Police for warrants out of Atchison county.
Keith Blasing, of 822 Vattier Street, was arrested on three failure to appear warrants. Blasing’s original charges included theft, forgery, and drug possession.
Blasing is being held on a $7,500 bond.