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Trial for man accused of attempting to kill Manhattan police officer moved to August

A 38-year-old man accused of trying to kill a Manhattan police officer is now scheduled for trial in August.

Mark Harrison faces one count of attempted capital murder of a police officer.  Prosecutors say he fired 33 shots during a three-hour standoff with police in January 2018.

The Manhattan Mercury reports one shot hit Riley County Police Sgt. Pat Tiede in the leg.  The defense has argued that shot hit Tiede after it ricocheted off a sidewalk.

In February, Harrison was found not guilty on two counts of attempted capital murder, stemming from shots that hit an armored SWAT vehicle with two officers inside.  The jury couldn’t reach a verdict on the count involving Tiede.

Harrison’s new trial is scheduled for August 6th.

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