The Eureka Police Department said a Eureka man was arrested early this morning after he made violent threats towards a government building and it's staff in Eureka Tuesday.
According to a press release, 49-year-old Darin Michael Ward made the detailed and violent threats while at a restaurant in Weaverville, CA. Specifically, Ward threatened to "shoot up the government building, its staff, and anyone around wearing a mask," according to the EPD.
In January, Ward was interviewed by sister station KRCR while driving a "Trump Bus" across the country to support President Donald Trump in Washington D.C.
Ward said at the time that he hoped to make it to the capitol before congress certified the presidential election results.
The details of the threats were reportedly disseminated to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, and the Eureka Police Department.
Police said an investigation involving the FBI and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office identified Ward and determined he was in Eureka.
According to the press release, Ward was arrested by the Eureka Police Department on Marina Way and booked in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for criminal threats. He was being held on $25,000 at the time this article was written.
A search warrant was served on his vehicles and residence. The EPD said no weapons were located, but an electronic device and other evidence was seized.
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