[UPDATE 11:49 a.m.] Veteran Taken to Mental Health After Threats Forced Law Enforcement to ask Neighbors to Shelter in Place
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office took a 61-year-old veteran who had been threatening to go “Vegas” on the local Veteran Administration office to a mental health facility this morning. The man lived near Redwood Acres Fairgrounds which was put on lockdown around 10:15 a.m. The fairgrounds and local residents were asked to shelter in place.
The Lost Coast Outpost has more information and photos here.
UPDATE 11:49 a.m.: According to Lt. Mike Fridley of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, “We responded and set up a perimeter due to the threats and a negotiator called [the man] out of his trailer. He was taken into custody without incident and is being seen by mental health professionals.”
Fridley said that Harris Street was shut down in front of Redwood Acres during the incident and several hundred women at an event at Redwood Acres were moved to another area.