Rialto Beach closed during search

LA PUSH — Olympic National Park officials closed down popular Rialto Beach on Thursday afternoon while searching for a person who was allegedly threatening people, a park spokeswoman said.

Officials began searching for a male individual who was threatening people on the beach at about noon Thursday, Clallam County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian King said.

Multiple agencies were involved in the search as of 3:45 p.m., park spokeswoman Penny Wagner said in an email.

Law enforcement personnel involved in the search were from Olympic National Park, the State Patrol and police officers from the La Push, Forks, and Port Angeles departments.

The Port Angeles department supplied K-9 assistance for tracking.

A Quileute Tribe natural resources officer, and a Coast Guard helicopter with infrared apparatus, also were taking part, Wagner said.

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