On 12-30-2012, approximately 6:15 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Eureka/Arcata Airport was notified by the airport custodian of a suspicious object located under a vending machine in the airport. The object was approximately 1 ¼ inches by 1 ½ inches in size and looked like a large flat nosed projectile. The object looked similar to a military type explosive. The deputy removed it from the terminal area.
The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the airport. The device was destroyed by a bomb technician at approximately 9:30 p.m. in a dirt lot located at the airport. It is still unknown exactly what the suspicious device was.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.