Earlier this afternoon, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team surrounded a home on Westhaven’s Eighth Avenue, then used bullhorns or loudspeakers to order people inside to surrender peaceably.
Some neighbors, one of whom was asked to stay inside and lock his doors, asked the Outpost: What is going on?
Lt. Mike Fridley of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tells us that the SWAT team was assembled to help arrest Samuel Schultz, a murder suspect out of Orange County, Florida, who had apparently come to Humboldt to hide. Schultz was presumed to be armed and dangerous, Fridley said, so it was decided that a full SWAT operation would be prudent.
Schultz was taken into custody without incident. Detectives from Florida came to town for the arrest, Fridley said, and are questioning their suspect now.
The Outpost didn’t have much luck googling for the homicide Schultz stands accused of — Orange County, home to Orlando, is a pretty vast place, and local police seem not to have publicly named Schultz as their suspect.
We’ll update if/when we learn more.