Police: Hotel security guard found dead in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Police say a hotel security guard found dead at the Cincinnati hotel where he worked had an apparent stab wound.

Police responded to a call from the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza around 6 a.m. Friday. They say they found 58-year-old Richard K. Campbell dead in a stairwell.

The homicide unit is investigating. Police did not release any additional details.

The Hilton sits across from Fountain Square in the heart of downtown.

A hotel statement says the security staff member was "involved in a situation with an unknown person" in an emergency staircase in the Carew Tower Complex where the hotel is located. The hotel says he had worked there for eight years.

The hotel's managing director says the Hilton has 561 guest rooms and more than 230 employees.

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