[UPDATE 4 p.m.] Miranda Schools on Lockdown Following Report of an Agitated Man With Firearms
All Miranda schools are on lockdown following a report of an agitated man armed with a gun [possibly a rifle and a handgun]. According to scanner traffic, family members have indicated that the man (who was just burying a dog) may shoot himself or law enforcement.
UPDATE 12:38 p.m.: Law enforcement has issued a Code 4–no further assistance needed. This usually means that the situation is under control.
UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: Stacy Hanson, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s spokesperson, said that her department received a call at 12:01 p.m. of a suicidal subject. The subject has now complied with commands of officers on the scene to surrender and the situation is not volatile. She is going to attempt to gather more information and get back to us.
UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: The schools are off lockdown.
UPDATE 1:04 p.m.: Stacy Hanson confirmed that her department had been told that the man killed his dog. According to Hanson, the man is being evaluated now for “health and well-being.” Officers on scene are attempting to learn whether the initial reports are as was first reported to them.
UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: According to Stacy Hanson, Kyle Adkins age 23 of Miranda had 30.06 rifle nearby when law enforcement came in contact with him. Adkins surrendered without incident to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. He was detained and evaluated. In the course of the investigation, Adkins was determined to have killed his dog because of health issues. However, Adkins was eventually placed under a mental health hold.
UPDATE 4 p.m.: This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 1201pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 300 block of School Road, Miranda for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. It was also reported the subject had shot his dog.
Once deputies arrived on scene they contacted Kyle Adkins, age 23 of Miranda. Verbal commands were given by Deputies and Adkins surrendered without incident. Adkins was detained and placed on a mental health hold. Deputies located and took possession of a 30.06 rifle that was located nearby.
It was determined that the dog was shot and killed due to poor health conditions. Miranda High School was put on a brief lockdown while this incident was taking place.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.