Man Who Called in “Mass Shooting” Arrested
At 11:45 a.m., the male who called in a threat to 911 this morning threatening a “mass shooting” was arrested in the 400 block of F street in Eureka. Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department said that EPD was able to review some surveillance video in the area of where he made the call on a public phone across from the Courthouse.They identified the caller and was able to locate him. 54-year-old Bobby Ladd of Eureka was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m.
Our friends over at Lost Coast Outpost talked to Chief Mills at the scene and Chief Mills stated, “[Ladd] apologizes and wants everyone to know that he is sorry for calling 911 and telling everyone that there was going to be a mass shooting.”
“He’s frustrated and he needed help, according to him,” Mills said. “So we’re here to help.”
Thanks to Hank Sims for letting us use the quotes and information.