[UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Ridgewood School No Longer on Lockdown] Armed Subject Threatening Suicide; Two Roads Closed
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has an armed subject threatening suicide in a home on the 6100 block of Avalon Drive in the outskirts of Eureka, a couple blocks from the Ridgewood Elementary School, according to information coming over the scanner about 1:15 p.m.
Avalon Drive and Ridgewood Drive are being closed.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Ridgewood School is on lockdown, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: Officers are talking to the suspect and are saying that the situation is no longer an emergency. UPDATE 1:43 p.m.: The school is no longer on lockdown.
UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: The roads are open.
Mark McKenna, our photographer tells us that the elderly man’s wife of 50 years just passed away.