William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 17, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Randolph Police Investigating Threats Made by Guest at Hotel
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a man staying at the Comfort Inn made threats regarding a “biological hazard” Friday afternoon.
A man has been detained by Randolph Police and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.
At approximately noon, Randolph Police responded to the Comfort Inn, 1374 North Main St., for a report of a hotel guest that was refusing to leave his room after his stay had expired. The man made threats to a hotel employee about having a “biological hazard” inside of his room and made threats to harm himself.
The man was quickly located in a corridor near his hotel room and was detained by Randolph Police without incident.
Out of an abundance of caution, the hotel has been evacuated and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad has been called in to investigate.
At this time, there is no reason to believe that the man’s threats were credible. The incident remains under active investigation.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.