Deputies investigate after family on camping trip harassed

FORKS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a multiracial family camping on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state was harassed and confronted by people who accused them of being political activists and trapped them at a remote campsite in the woods. Sgt. Shaun Minks of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says the family of four arrived Wednesday in the town of Forks, Washington. He said they were confronted at a local store. Later,  authorities say trees felled across a road trapped them at their campsite. The family called 911 for help and Minks said four local high school students used a chainsaw to help clear the road for the family. Deputies arrived and escorted the family out. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.