Armed man taken into custody in Olympic National Park

Law enforcement took an armed man into custody late Tuesday night in Olympic National Park. Officials had closed parts of the park to search for the "potentially dangerous" armed individual.

The Peninusla Daily News reports Hurricane Ridge Road, the popular Olympic National Park thoroughfare, was closed off after an armed man fled into the woods in the Deer Park campground area Sunday morning.

"There’s no known immediate threat to local residents, at least at this point," Brian King, Clallam County chief criminal deputy, said Monday morning.

Park spokesperson Penny Wagner said there were no injuries.

King said armed with a long rifle whose friends said had been using methamphetamine fled into the woods some time Sunday morning.

Park officials said the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

View of Olympic National Park on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, US, on June 28, 2020. (Photo by Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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