Bail set at $1 million for Fortuna man accused of threatening religious group

18-year-old to be arraigned on Wednesday

Sean Michael Allman (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office booking photo)

Sean Michael Allman, an 18-year-old Fortuna resident accused of making “criminal threats” against a religious group planning to visit Humboldt State University, is in custody with a bail of $1 million.

Allman was arrested early Saturday morning in Fortuna and booked on charges of threatening to commit a crime and attempting to obstruct someone from exercising their religion by means of a threat.

Fortuna police officers made the arrest, apprehending Allman on 12th Street in Fortuna. His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming confirmed.

Allman is accused of making “specific threats of violence to a group scheduled to visit campus,” the university announced Saturday. It’s unclear which group he allegedly targeted or the specific nature of his reported threats.

“Allman’s threats referred to the New Zealand Mosque shooting, as well as the shooting at Columbine High School,” the university stated in a release.

University police circulated a flier on Saturday calling attention to Allman’s alleged threats and asking anyone who encountered him to dial 911. He was arrested shortly afterward.

Both the University Police Department and the Humboldt State University declined today to provide more information about the case.

Shomik Mukherjee can be reached at 707-441-0504.

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