copyright the Chronicle November 30, 2016
by Tena Starr
NEWPORT — A standoff with a man armed with a rifle at Richard’s All Seasons Lodge, formerly the Bayview Inn, led to a heavy police presence here Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The situation was under control, but not resolved, said Dispatcher Laura Fisher at the Newport Police Department as of press time.
A Newport police officer at the scene said he suspected it could be a long night.
And there were reports that the man had barricaded himself in.
Despite rumors that hostages were involved, Dispatcher Fisher said there were no hostages.
Police closed that section of Pleasant Street off and were not allowing through traffic.
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