A 24-year-old woman was threatened Saturday by a man who put a gun to her head at a Motel 6 in Laurel, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers were summoned to the motel in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road, where the woman works, shortly after 10:30 a.m. The victim reported that a black man approached her from behind and pointed a handgun at her head in an attempt to force her into a motel room.

Police said the suspect fled after a witness came by and saw what was happening. Officers with K-9 dogs searched the area but could not find the suspect, who was described as tall, wearing glasses, a black hat and a green jacket. Individuals with information about the incident, which has been classified as a first-degree assault, have been asked to call the Western District at 410-222-6155.

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