A Eureka man was arrested for attempting to bring a loaded gun and an additional loaded magazine into the Humboldt County Courthouse yesterday.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Samantha Karges told the Outpost today that courthouse security discovered the weapon when 32-year-old Jonathan Lyndon Palmer passed his backpack through the courthouse X-ray machine at approximately 11:15 p.m.
“Palmer did have a concealed-carry weapons permit, however, that permit does not allow for the carrying of firearms into government buildings,” Karges said.
Palmer was booked into the Humboldt County Jail for possession of a gun inside a public building.
Palmer reportedly told officers that he was entering the courthouse to file paperwork on the third floor. His concealed-carry permit has subsequently been suspended.