Former employee arrested after Majestic Hotel incidentFree Access

Officials are being tight-lipped about an incident involving a former employee of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

The facility, formerly known as the Ahwahnee Hotel, is located in Yosemite Valley.

The Mariposa Gazette received an anonymous telephone message on Tuesday morning saying someone had allegedly threatened violence with a weapon at the hotel.

However, exactly what happened remains sketchy.

Scott Gediman, public information officer for Yosemite, did say on Tuesday there was a “law enforcement incident” on Monday at the Majestic. Gediman added it involved “a former employee” of the hotel.

The hotel is operated by Aramark, the concessionaire for the park service.

Gediman said the subject, a male, was arrested and “no one was hurt.”

He added the arrest took place in the parking lot of the hotel. Gediman did confirm there was a “weapon” involved, but was not specific about the type.

Gediman added that park rangers said that was all of the information which could be released, citing “privacy laws.”

Officials did not release the name or age of the person who was arrested.

The park does have a detention facility and a federal courtroom. That court is under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of California.

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