NATICK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police are investigating after a gun was allegedly fired in the lobby of a hotel in suburban Boston Tuesday.
Natick Police tell WBZ NewsRadio that around 3 a.m. a patron walked in to the lobby of the Crowne Plaza in Natick, saying he was followed by someone he did not know who fired at him.
This prompted a significant response by local and State Police who initially responded to the "active shooter" situation forcing the evacuation of the hotel.
The hotel was evacuated while authorities searched for possible suspects and victims.
And while authorities say that no one was actually shot at or hurt, they released a surveillance video showing a man being chased into the lobby of the hotel by a man and brandishing a weapon.
"The subject who fired the weapon is unknown to us, but it is presently believed he is not from the direct area," police said.
They say that the suspect ran away from the area without completely entering the lobby. After allowing for ballistic and crime scene documentation and collection hotel guests were allowed to re-enter.
Police say that there is no risk to the public. The investigation is on going.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports.