Man flees Pa. motel, police suspect meth lab

    Police are searching for a man who was allegedly operating a makeshift methamphetamine lab in a suburban motel room, forcing the evacuation of some guests.

    The Bucks County Courier Times reports that 30-year-old Gary Long on Friday afternoon jumped from a third-floor Days Inn window in Horsham to escape police. That’s about 20 miles north of Philadelphia.

    Authorities say they were seeking to serve Long with criminal warrants at about 1 p.m.

    About three dozen guests sheltered in a nearby restaurant as a state police drug-lab team checked the hotel. Most were allowed to return to their rooms a little before 5 p.m.

    Hotel manager Joanne Zapata says she’s thankful police stepped in to address the situation.

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