Bomb Threat at Fortuna Ace Hardware Today
The Fortuna Ace Hardware store was evacuated today after Fortuna Police received a bomb threat. According to Lt. Matt Eberhardt, at 8:52 a.m., law enforcement received a call that appeared to have generated from within the business stating there was a bomb on the premises.
Eberhardt said the building was evacuated and a thorough search was conducted. “No device was found,” he said.
Eberhardt said that it wasn’t clear whether the call had actually been generated within the premises or whether some sort of “spoofing technology” was used. There is a phone in the garden, he said, “that maybe someone could have accessed.”
Earlier today a suspicious device was found outside of a Cal Fire station on Alderpoint Road and a suspicious duffle bag has been found outside a Cal Fire office in Crescent City but Eberhardt doesn’t know if the three are connected. “I couldn’t say if it’s associated with any other incident,” Eberhardt stated.
A bomb threat, Eberhardt said, is a terrorist threat. “If we catch somebody, they are going to jail.”
“We want to assure the public that we take every precaution to make sure everybody is safe,” he stated.