Law enforcement officers on Tuesday night found, uninjured, the armed man who fled into a Deer Park campground, according to an emailed Olympic National Park statement.
The man was booked into the Clallam County Correctional Facility around midnight with a federal charge equal to a state felony, according to the county jail roster. He was then transferred to Tacoma at around 7 a.m., where he awaits formal charges, though it was not immediately clear what crime authorities anticipate charging him with. The Seattle Times typically does not name suspects who have not been charged.
A 100-by-100-foot fire was reported early Sunday morning near power lines on the Hurricane Ridge parkway, and the Blue Mountain radio repeater at Deer Park stopped functioning Sunday afternoon. Park officials are investigating whether the fire and radio repeater malfunction are connected to the man arrested.
Parts of Olympic National Park were initially closed Sunday night following reports of an armed man. While Hurricane Ridge Road has reopened, Deer Park Road and Obstruction Point Road are still closed to the public.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s office said in a news release posted Monday to Facebook that there was information to suggest the individual in question had been using drugs and was suffering from possible mental duress.