Maysteel Evacuated During Search For Suspect

Maysteel in Allenton was evacuated Thursday night as authorities searched for a man they believed entered the building with a handgun. The 32-year-old Hartford man they were looking for had been involved in a domestic incident on 2nd Street in Allenton earlier in the evening. Washington County Sheriff’s officials say his car was found outside the Maysteel factory with an empty gun case inside it. An employee had encountered the man when he entered the building and asked him who he was looking for. About 80 employees were evacuated from the building as it was put in lock down. A Germantown Police K9 was able to locate the suspect and he gave up without incident. It was learned the handgun had been taken as evidence earlier this year when the man was arrested on a weapons charge in another county.