Police Press Release: Menacing Complaint
On 11-2-12 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Ashland Police Department responded to a complaint of a man armed with a gun at the Plaza Hotel on Central Street in the downtown area. The victim, a hotel employee, stated that she was approached by a man inside the hotel who pointed a handgun at her and threatened her.
The employee ran from the suspect and called the police. Officers from the Ashland Police, assisted by other agencies, conducted a full sweep of the hotel after the guests were asked to evacuate. In addition, the downtown area was thoroughly checked, and a county wide broadcast was put out to all police agencies.
As of this press release the suspect has not been found or identified. The suspect is described as a white male, in his 30ís, approximately 5í10Ē, with a goatee, wearing a long black coat with a hood, also wearing a dark baseball cap and sunglasses.
If anyone sees a person matching this description, they are encouraged to call 911 immediately.
Tips as to the personís identity, or any other pertinent information, can be made to the Ashland Police Department at 541-482-5211, through the anonymous tipline at 541-552-2333 or through the departmentís web site.
Press Inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Corey Falls at 541-482-5211.