A Plumas County Sheriff's deputy was forced to shoot and kill a man who called 9-1-1 threatening to go on a murder spree.
District Attorney David Hollister says it started just after four o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the unidentified suspect told a dispatcher to "send every deputy you have".
Hollister says the man was brandishing a knife and a hammer, and the deputy who was first on scene fired his weapon in self defense.
The names of the suspect and the deputy are not being released yet, as the investigation is continuing.
About 25 minutes after the shooting, the suspect's trailer went up in flames ... threatening to spread to neighboring units before fire crews knocked it down.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but the editor at "Plumasnews.com" told Action News today that the suspect's wife was home at the time, and was extremely distraught.