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Update: Evacuations lifted, roads reopened after bomb threat near Willows airport

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Update 3:00 p.m.:

Officials said evacuations have been lifted and roads have been reopened after a bomb threat near the Willows Airport Monday afternoon.

The Bomb Task Force was activated and rendered the vehicle safe, and the evacuation of the area was lifted.

Original Article 1:00 p.m.:

People are being asked to evacuate an area near the Willows airport following a bomb threat.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the Colusa County Sheriff's Office followed a wanted man in a compact RV type vehicle from Roseville into Glenn County. The suspect, identified as Heath Jason Oliviera, drove the vehicle into a dirt lot near the airport before he was taken into custody.

Officials say that Oliviera told law enforcement he rigged the RV to explode. Butte County bomb squad is on the way but the area will be evacuated until they clear the scene.

Jolene Swanson, with Glenn County Planning and Public Works, said authorities are shutting down the runways and moving planes as a response to the threat.

According to an employee at Nancy's Airport Cafe, the Glenn County Sheriff's Office is asking for them to close and evacuate employees and customers as they handle the situation.

The CHP noted that Oliveria was wanted after he allegedly kidnapped and threatened a woman on Sunday. That woman was not in the RV and is reported as safe.

This is a developing story, we have a reporter on the way, please check back for details.

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