Police Identify Suspect In Hate Flier Incident

With the assistance of family, the Eureka Police Department has identified the individual
responsible for the hate-based propaganda fliers recently found in our community. This
person is a multiracial, 16-year old male who relocated to Humboldt County recently.
Due to his age, EPD cannot publicly release the youth’s identity. No arrests have been
made or criminal charges filed at this time. However, this is an open investigation and
this status may change. The youth admitted to placing the propaganda flyer in Henderson Center and to his
personal involvement with the group (via the internet and social media) which he
described as originally being more “anti-establishment” in nature. Investigators currently believe the
youth likely acted alone (which he maintained) and is not part of a larger like-minded,
connected hate group currently residing and operating inside Humboldt County.