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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 13, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Moses Lake school threat leads to expulsion of third-grader

Columbia Basin Herald (TNS) MOSES LAKE – An incident at North Elementary School Wednesday led to the expulsion of a third-grader and prompted a parent to complain at the Moses Lake School Board meeting Thursday. The child allegedly made a verbal threat against classmates, said district superintendent Michelle Price in a later interview, saying he…


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November 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Police arrest man at UW building for threat

Update at 12:21 p.m.: According to UW police, detectives on Monday afternoon determined the type of the wireless device being used by the 32-year-old man when he allegedly made the threats. Police also learned his location, they say. On Monday evening, with the help of UW-IT, detectives determined the suspect was using the device while on campus in the Social Work/ Speech and Hearing…


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October 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Tulalip Tribes ‘denounce horrific actions’ of school shooter

In a statement released Wednesday, the Tulalip Tribes said members “denounce the horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg,” who shot five friends at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday before killing himself. “All of the young people he attacked were his friends, and two were his cousins,” the statement reads. “Parents and children alike are struggling to understand what caused him…


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September 10, 2014 at 5:42 AM

4 more arrests in Kingston High School threat case

KINGSTON (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff’s officers investigating a former student’s reported plans to “shoot up” his old high school have arrested four more teens accused of threatening witnesses who reported the initial statements. The Kitsap Sun reports three arrests were made Tuesday at Kingston High School while a fourth person was arrested in Bremerton, Washington. Three…


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September 9, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Teen accused of school threat held on $2M bail

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — An 18-year-old former student accused of making threats to “shoot up” Kingston, Washington, High School has been ordered held on $2 million bail. Matthew Allen Smiley appeared in court Monday. He was arrested last Friday for investigation of felony harassment. KOMO-TV reports that Kitsap County Deputy Prosecutor Benjamin Turner said Monday that Smiley…


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July 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Paper target left at League of Women Voters’ Seattle office

Seattle police say someone recently left paper targets, pock-marked with bullet holes, at two sites on Capitol Hill, including the office of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County. Workers at the League of Women Voters’  office at 1620 18th Ave. found the first target on July 5, police said. The second target, which also had bullet holes, was found tacked to…


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June 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

UW student arrested for online threats

The Associated Press A 23-year-old University of Washington student is accused of making online threats to kill women — calling himself the next Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people then himself near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The FBI and University of Washington police began investigating the student after a June 9 post about…


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April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…


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March 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Boy accused of sending threats to Shoreline school before lockdown

A boy has been identified as sending threatening emails that prompted a  lockdown last week at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Shoreline. King County sheriff’s spokesman B.J. Myers said the Shoreline School District asked that law enforcement not release the boy’s age or any other potentially identifying information. Myers said the case, which involved emailed threats to staff…


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