[UPDATE 1:27 p.m.] Multiple Deputies Responding to a Report of a Man With a Gun
According to Lt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:30 a.m. law enforcement received reports of a man firing shots in the 1600 block of Woody Road in McKinleyville. This possibly stemmed from a road rage incident
Multiple deputies responded and the possible suspect did not comply with verbal orders.
Six deputies are on the scene and the California Highway Patrol is assisting.
According to the scanner, the man is “advising that he is not armed but refusing to put his hands up.”
UPDATE 12:34 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Office has a “less than lethal beanbag shotgun” at the scene should it become necessary, explained Lt. Swithenbank.
UPDATE 12:36 p.m.: The suspect has been detained. Deputies are clearing the residence.
UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: “Two people were shot at,” according to Lt. Swithenbank. “There were no reports of injuries at this time.”
UPDATE 1:27 p.m.: Our reporter on the scene spoke to an officer who told her that this appears to be an altercation between family members. One attempted to shoot the other. At this point, he said. Law enforcement wasn’t sure what was a crime scene and what was not so the whole road is closed to through traffic until they figure it out.