Assault at Humboldt State University; Loaded Gun Magazine Left at the Scene
At approximately 4:30 p.m. an assault occurred in Pepperwood Hall on the Humboldt State University Campus. According to information heard over the scanner, there was a broken window on the second floor and a gun magazine with possible .223 ballistic tipped ammunition was found at the scene.
The University Police are investigating the assault. According to a report on the HSU webpage for emergencies, no one was injured and the suspect is at large after fleeing in a white Honda.
According to a press release, “Police believe there is NO continuing threat on campus. However, out of an abundance of caution, they are conducting additional patrols this evening, with a focus on the residence halls…Anyone with information is asked to call University Police at 826-5555.”
We were briefly able to talk to Chief Donn Peterson. He would not confirm any details stating this was an active investigation. However, he said, “We’ve got a lot of personnel dedicated to this now. We will stay active as long as it takes.”