Man Barricaded in Hydesville Home with Firearm


About 3:40 p.m., the Humboldt County SWAT team responded to 3300 block of Mendes Lane in Hydesville for the report of a man barricaded inside a residence with a firearm.

According to scanner traffic, the man was in the second story of the building.

An ambulance was requested to stay outside the area.

“Residents of the area are asked to stay inside,” tweeted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. “Please avoid the area while peace officers are present.”

UPDATE 4:33 p.m.
According to Humboldt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Samantha Sarges, "deputies are investigating the report of a male with a firearm inside a residence in that area. The man reportedly threatened a resident of the home with the firearm. The resident was able to exit the home to safety. The male suspect is still inside the residence at this time and is refusing to exit."

UPDATE 6:57 p.m.: Deputies made entry into the residence but were unable to locate the suspect. HCSO reports there is no perceived threat to the public at this time and the case is under investigation.

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