Investigation on Highway 89

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, July 25, 2019, the FBI Las Vegas Field Office, Reno Resident Agency, received a report of an individual who may harm herself and may put others at risk.  The FBI contacted the Reno Police Department to assist with locating the individual to ensure her safety and that of others. When law enforcement attempted to stop the individual’s vehicle, the driver fled and law enforcement gave chase, ultimately crossing into California.

The vehicle fled and was later located by California State Parks on Highway 89. Ca State Parks requested assistance and followed the vehicle. The vehicle stopped on the side of Highway 89, just north of Vikingsholm, and two people exited the vehicle.

One person, a man, ran into the forest. The second person, a female, exited the vehicle with an unknown device around her neck. The woman threatened law enforcement with an explosive device and was uncooperative. The female was eventually arrested. The second person was later located by South Lake Tahoe Police Department within the city limits.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (Bomb Squad) was called from EDSO. We also received technical assistance from Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad and FBI to clear the scene. No live explosives or devices were located.

This investigation is being lead by California State Parks. No further information is being released at this time.