EPD Closes 4th Street to Arrest Suspect Brandishing Replica Firearm
The Eureka Police Department briefly closed 4th Street this afternoon to search for a suspect reportedly seen brandishing a firearm near the L Street intersection.
EPD Sergeant Ed Wilson told the Outpost on scene that the one man is in custody following the incident.
“We got a call here for the report of a male brandishing a firearm, waving it around,” Wilson said. “We came prepared for the worst.”
Upon detaning the suspect on the 1000 block of 4th Street, officers located a replica firearm which they believe the suspect used to acost people.
“[Brandishing a replica firearm] is still a violations of the law when used in other offenses,” Wilson said.
The CHP was also on scene to assist with traffic control in the area while officers made the arrest.
Wilson said the man will likely be booked on brandishing charges.