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February 6, 2015 at 6:01 AM

FBI investigating death of man at Olympic National Park

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A man who was found dead this week at a campsite in Olympic National Park had been reported missing earlier in the week by his landlord in Port Angeles. KONP reports the FBI is assisting park officers investigating the death of 54-year-old Chris E. Boysen at the Heart O’ the Hills…

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February 2, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Kirkland man pleads guilty to threatening ex-Ferguson cop

A Kirkland man has pleaded guilty to a single felony for making an interstate threat against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson and his family. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, entered the plea Monday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in Seattle. Two other counts are set to be dismissed at sentencing, which is set for June…

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January 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM

FBI investigating online threats that affected Sea-Tac flights

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The FBI says it is trying to determine who made online threats involving three commercial airline flights, causing the evacuation of two and the diversion of another. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Monday that agents were investigating whether the threats came from the same person or from copycats. Law enforcement determined…

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January 20, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Woodinville man pleads guilty to 5 bank robberies

The Associated Press A serial bank robber called the “Alabama Band Robber” because of the hat he wore during the crimes has pleaded guilty to robbing five banks during the month of July. Michael Ryan Hardesty of Woodinville also pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. Hardesty robbed two banks in Lynnwood, two in Bellingham and one in North…

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December 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

FBI chief: Impersonating reporter, again, not ruled out

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to be done.” Comey told reporters at a roundtable…

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November 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

FBI: Man in rubber mask robs 4 Seattle banks in past month

Who was that masked man? The FBI and Seattle Safe Streets Task Force would like to know. The bank robber dubbed “The Man in the Rubber Mask” is believed to have robbed at least four different banks in Seattle since Oct. 16, most recently Friday near Green Lake. During the robberies the man has worn a different…

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November 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

FBI: ‘Roscoe Bandit’ bank robber arrested in Oregon

The man believed to be Washington bank robber known as the “Roscoe Bandit” was arrested Wednesday in Oregon, the FBI said. Around 3 p.m., police in Grants Pass arrested William Mitchell, 55, a man believed to be responsible for four bank robberies in Washington, including two in Seattle, since July 28, the FBI said. A federal arrest warrant had…

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November 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Seattle bank robber suspected in Olympia, Spokane heists

Update at 3:43 p.m.: The FBI now believes the so-called “Roscoe Bandit” robbed a bank Friday in Spokane. The robbery was reported at the Numerica Credit Union on West Riverside Avenue. Maybe they ought to call him the “Cross-Country Bandit.” Original post: The FBI says the bank robber dubbed the “Roscoe Bandit” has struck again, this time…

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November 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Man accused of kidnapping son from Seattle is back in U.S.

A man charged with kidnapping his son and taking him from Seattle to a South Pacific island is back on U.S. soil, the FBI said Monday. Jeffrey Hanson, 46, was brought to the U.S. Sunday by members of the FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday afternoon on a…

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October 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Sen. Patrick Leahy voices concern over FBI creating fake news story

Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday wrote Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns over revelations that the Seattle office of the FBI created a fake news story to trap a teenage bomb-threat suspect. Leahy, D-Vermont,  in a letter sent Thursday, said that “when law enforcement appropriates the identity of legitimate media…

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