- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A rescue mission in Cumberland says it’s suspending its public meal program for a week because of fighting and drug dealing.

The Rev. Dan Taylor tells the Cumberland Times-News (https://bit.ly/2mj7nlQ ) that meals will be served this week only to residents of the 62-bed Union Rescue Mission of Western Maryland. He says meals to the public will resume Monday.

Taylor is president of the rescue mission’s board of directors. He says the shelter made the decision after drug dealing and a fight disrupted breakfast on Sunday.

He says those involved in the disturbance will receive letters telling them they’ll be arrested if they return.

Taylor says the shelter usually serves 250 breakfasts, lunches and dinners a day, including meals for the public.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, https://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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