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Police arrest man at Grants Pass motel for allegedly 'yelling at people' while armed with a gun

The staff at Motel 6 called police Wednesday morning to report that an armed man was menacing people.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2020 3:34 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police in Grants Pass arrested a man outside of a motel after employees reported that he was menacing other people with a firearm, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

Employees at the Motel 6 on NE 7th Street called 911 just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning to report a man armed with a gun who was "yelling at people," GPDPS said.

Officers quickly arrived on the scene and found the man outside of a motel room. He was later identified as 26-year-old Tyler J. Crist, a guest at the motel. He was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives responded to lead an investigation, which remains ongoing. Crist was taken to the Josephine County Jail on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Grants Pass Police at 541-450-6260.

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