PORTLAND (AP) — A naked man playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse Saturday refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police. Police say they aren’t sure of the man’s identity. He told them his name is Matthew T. Mglej and that he is 25 years old. The man…More
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Granite Falls police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who has been allegedly making online threats against students and staff at Granite Falls High School since December 15. Authorities say that the boy, who is a student at the school, made a series of violent threats against specific students and staff over Ask.FM, a social networking site….More
SPOKANE (AP) — Spokane police believe they prevented the armed robbery of a market when they stopped a man as he was walking up to the checkout counter with a sawed-off shotgun in his jacket. Police say they received a report of a man with a weapon Thursday night near Sunset Grocery. They spotted the suspect inside…More
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BOSTON — The attorney for a Mukilteo man accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam at Harvard University says his client was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful.
Twenty-year-old Eldo Kim is being released on $100,000 bond Wednesday into the custody of his sister, who lives in Massachusetts, and an uncle from North Carolina. Attorneys aren’t saying where he will stay.
Under the conditions of his release, he cannot enter Harvard’s campus without prior approval of Harvard and the federal court.
Federal public defender Ian Gold says Kim was dealing with finals and the third anniversary of his father’s death.
Gold says Kim became a naturalized U.S. citizen in fifth grade and renounced his South Korean citizenship.
Under the conditions of his release, Kim cannot enter Harvard’s campus without prior approval of Harvard and the federal court.
Kim did not enter a plea during an earlier hearing Wednesday.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston alleges Kim sent hoax emails Monday saying shrapnel bombs would go off soon in two of four buildings on Harvard’s Cambridge, Mass., campus. The emails came minutes before he was to take a final exam in one of the buildings.
The buildings were shut down for hours before investigators determined there were no explosives.
Kim attended Kamiak High School, graduating in June 2012, Andy Muntz, a spokesman for the Mukilteo School District, said Wednesday.
While there, Kim was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and participated on the tennis and debate teams, Muntz said. His debate coach, Steven Helman, declined to comment this morning.
A cached version of Kim’s LinkedIn profile, which has been taken down, indicates that he did several internships in South Korea.
Harvard said it was saddened by the allegations against Kim but would have no further comment on the investigation.More
The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — The founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, David Dahl, was arrested after a disturbance and chase that wrecked three deputies’ patrol cars, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. Dahl had been recognized for turning his life around after spending 15 years in prison. He returned to the family baking business and developed…More
EVERETT (AP) — Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot. Officers arrested three baristas Wednesday at the Hillbilly Hotties coffee stand in Everett. Spokesman Aaron Snell tells KOMO that police received complaints the women were exposing body parts and behaving inappropriately. A 20-year-old and 21-year-old are facing charges…More
CENTRALIA (AP) — A man was arrested at the Centralia Police Station after showing up in handcuffs. The 21-year-old walked to the station Saturday and asked for help taking them off. He said a friend bought them at a second-hand store, put the cuffs on him as a joke and threw the key on the lawn.
The Associated Press GRANDVIEW — Authorities have arrested three teenage boys who were found carrying weapons outside a high school in the Yakima Valley, where a weekend school dance was taking place. Police locked down Grandview High School on Saturday night but the dance was later allowed to continue after authorities searched the area. The Herald-Republic reports police…More
A football coach at Seattle’s Franklin High School was arrested for allegedly attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Assistant Chief Pat Lowery, of the Kent Police Department, said 35-year-old Omar P. Urrutia was charged with attempted rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. The 13-year-old girl used her mother’s phone to…More
The Associated Press TACOMA — Police say two boys, ages 12 and 13, were playing with a handgun Tuesday and fired it into the air outside a Lacey apartment complex because they didn’t know how to disengage it after it was cocked. The 12-year-old also is accused of taking the .38-caliber gun onto the grounds of Nisqually…More