Bomb Squad in Alderpoint; One Person Arrested
According to several residents of Alderpoint, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and their bomb squad are at a residence in Alderpoint on Alderpoint Road just past the Alderpoint Store. One person was arrested and a robot was deployed to set off a bomb.
Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Sheriff’s Department confirmed that his men were at a residence in the area. He said, “EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) is currently on scene after a pipe bomb was discovered on a property. It was found during the probation search and arrest of Terra Gibson. In addition to the pipe bomb, several guns, lots of ammo and 10+ pounds of marijuana was located.”
Sheriff’s deputies showed up in the Alderpoint area in the early afternoon, according to one resident. Then a couple hours later they went to the residence located in Alderpoint that was near the store. They detained one man.
“The bomb squad showed up around 7:30,” one resident told us. They deployed a robot about 8:50 p.m., she said. Then they exploded the pipe bomb.