[UPDATE 10:13 p.m.] Arcata Police Officer Involved in a Shooting
An Arcata Police officer was involved in a shooting near 14th and G Streets at the Shell Station, according to Channel 3 News. (Click here for photos.)
At approximately 6:43 a call came in reporting a man drinking from an open container and swinging a stick at the Shell Station. Then about five minutes later an officer reported that he had “one at gunpoint.” A few seconds later the officer reported, “The subject is armed with two sticks and refusing to put them down. He’s aggressive and hostile.”
At approximately 6:49 p.m. the officer reported, “Shots fired. Request ambulance.”
Several lanes are reportedly blocked around the area of the shooting.
UPDATE 10:13 p.m.: The Lost Coast Outpost has video of the Arcata Police Chief describing the situation.