Man arrested in Olympic National Park

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Posted 9/1/21

The search for a man who entered Deer Park earlier this week armed with a weapon was resolved Tuesday night with the man’s arrest, officials with Olympic National Park said Wednesday …

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Man arrested in Olympic National Park

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The search for a man who entered Deer Park earlier this week armed with a weapon was resolved Tuesday night with the man’s arrest, officials with Olympic National Park said Wednesday morning.

Details were initially sparse.

The man was in custody and no injuries were reported Wednesday. Charges are expected, officials said.

Park officials said Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads will remain closed, and park staff reopened Hurricane Ridge Road Wednesday. 

“The safety of our visitors, our staff, and our first responders is always our priority,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.

“We are working with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies to resolve this difficult situation,” Creachbaum said.

Parts of the park have been closed to visitors since Sunday, Aug. 29 after authorities were told an armed man who had been using drugs and possibly suffering mental distress had disappeared in the Deer Park area of the park.  Deer Park is at the end of a gravel road approximately nine miles from the park boundary and 18 miles from Highway 101.

The National Park Service evacuated Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge after the man vanished into the woods. A multiagency law enforcement team searched parts of Olympic National Park for the armed man Monday and into Tuesday. 

Officials later said there was  no indication the man posed an immediate threat to local residents or park visitors and that no one had been directly threatened. 

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI assisted the National Park Service with the investigation. 

The public can call the Olympic National Park’s Road & Weather hotline at 360-565-3131 for road status updates. 

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Wednesday, September 1
Larry Kallenberger

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Wednesday, September 1
DC

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Thursday, September 2