Man arrested, accused of shooting at National Park Service employees in Petrified Forest
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - A suspect who allegedly shot at two National Park Service employees at the Petrified Forest National Park in northeast Arizona has been arrested.
The agency said the employees were driving in a remote area on the morning of Sept. 20 when a bullet hit their unmarked vehicle.
No one was hurt, but Blue Mesa Loop Road and all trails leading into the Blue Mesa area were closed due to the investigation.
On Sept. 27, the Apache County Sheriff's Office said Matthew Williams, a 21-year-old resident of Chambers, Arizona, was arrested in connection to the shooting.
Williams was booked into jail and is accused of aggravated assault and endangerment.
Matthew Williams, a 21-year-old resident of Chambers, Arizona, is accused of shooting at two National Park Service employees in the Petrified Forest National Park. (Apache County Sheriff's Office)