[UPDATE 12:30 p.m.] Suspect Who Threatened Officer With Knife Holed Up in RV
According to scanner traffic, a suspect waving a knife threatened a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy then fled into an RV on Allard Avenue. Scanner traffic indicates that the suspect also “implied” they had a firearm.
The Sheriff’s Office has requested backup from Eureka Police. A perimeter has been set up.
“They are negotiating with the subject right now,” according to the scanner.
UPDATE 12 p.m.: A reverse 911 requesting nearby residents to stay inside has been issued.
UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: According to Lt. Kenny Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, After negotiations, the suspect surrendered and is now detained. The suspect was in a domestic dispute when law enforcement arrived on the scene and that is when he made gestures at the officer with a knife.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Photos by Mark McKenna: