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March 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM

King County Courthouse evacuated after threat

The King County Courthouse is being evacuated after someone phoned in a threat, Seattle police said. The call came in at 1:19 p.m. when the caller said people need to be evacuated from the building, according to police. The department’s arson-bomb squad has been called to the scene. Police say no streets around the courthouse are being evacuated at this…

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March 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Police: Man threatens to blow himself up at Sea-Tac Airport

A Bothell man has been ordered held for investigation in lieu of $30,000 bail after he was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for allegedly threatening to blow himself up with a homemade bomb, according to King County prosecutors. Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, the man called 911 from a pay phone outside an airport coffee shop and told the…

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February 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Naked man arrested after bomb threat at Lynnwood DOC office

Update at 4:32 p.m.:| The man was interviewed by detectives and then booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of threats to bomb and felony harassment. Original post: A naked man was arrested by Lynnwood police after threatening to blow up a state Department of Corrections office, police said. The 42-year-old man walked into the Corrections…

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February 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Man threatens to blow up Jewish center near UW

A man described by police as a disgruntled former employee of the Hillel UW student center in the University District was arrested this afternoon after he threatened to blow up the building, according to Seattle police. At 1:45 p.m., employees at the Karen Mayers Gamoran Family Center for Jewish Life at 4745 17th Ave. N.E. contacted police…

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January 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Port Townsend boy, 12, admits writing bomb message

Port Townsend police say a 12-year-old boy has admitted writing a message on a restroom wall that prompted the evacuation last week of his middle school. The sixth-grader at Blue Heron Middle School said he was dared by another student to write the message: “Osama bin Laden I will bomb your school.” The school was evacuated…

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December 18, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Harvard student charged in bomb hoax is from Mukilteo

The Associated Press

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.

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November 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

2 students arrested in Bonney Lake High School bomb threat

The Associated Press BONNEY LAKE — Police in Bonney Lake say they’ve arrested two students after a bomb threat note emptied Bonney Lake High School on Tuesday. The News Tribune reports that police say the students were booked into juvenile detention on Wednesday. The school was evacuated and students sent home after the threat note was found…

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November 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Bonney Lake High School students, staff sent home after bomb threat

Update at 12:10 p.m.: Bonney Lake police spokesman Todd Green said that Bonney Lake High School was evacuated today after a student found a threatening note in a downstairs men’s restroom right after school started this morning. “The problem is we don’t know when the note was left. It could have been yesterday after school,” Green…

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November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Student in Burlington arrested after bomb threat

By Kera Wanielista Skagit Valley Herald (MCT) BURLINGTON — A 17-year-old Burlington-Edison High School student was arrested Monday and booked into the Skagit County juvenile-detention center for investigation of felony harassment after a bomb threat allegedly was made at the school. Burlington police said in a news release that they responded to a bomb threat at the high…

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September 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Suspicious package at Seattle DOC office deemed safe

Seattle police have determined that a suspicious package found at a state Department of Corrections office in South Seattle is not dangerous. Arson and Bomb Squad detectives were dispatched to the Seattle Community Justice Center, 1550 Fourth Ave. S., after the package was discovered, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Department of Corrections (DOC) staff and offenders were evacuated just before 3 p.m., she added. Chad…

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