New tip411 program launched by Hazard, KY PD helps notify public, find suspect

The Hazard Police Department’s (HPD) latest investment seems to be paying off after a man-hunt for an armed robber in Hazard Friday evening was cut short thanks to information shared across social media outlets via the tip411 service.

Michael Scott Thompson, 31, of Hazard, was arrested Friday night after allegedly attempting to rob two area businesses.

Hazard police, along with KSP, rushed to get the word out about Thompson, with the HPD posting on Facebook about it.

“The post was shared 186 times and viewed by 7,280 people in a little over two hours,” the HPD posted on their Facebook page later Friday night.

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