This homemade explosive device was found in a McKinleyville field.
A homemade explosive device found in a McKinleyville field Monday afternoon by a person doing landscaping work was rendered safe by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Team.
The device was found on the 1800 block of Murray Road, east of Central Avenue, around 2:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office is reminding residents not to pick up suspicious objects but to instead call 911 and keep others from approaching it.
The case remains under investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.
Read the HCSO release below:
On Aug. 27, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a suspicious object discovered by a person doing landscaping work in a field on the 1800 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team was dispatched to investigate. Upon inspection, EOD deputies found that the object was a homemade explosive device. Deputies then rendered the object safe and removed it from the property. This case is still under investigation. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that if you encounter a suspicious object in your neighborhood, do not pick it up and keep others from going near it. Call your local law enforcement at 9-1-1. Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County.