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Category: Threats

April
17th

West Pierce firefighter injured after tackling drunk man threatening to kill crew

A West Pierce firefighter was injured Monday tackling a drunken man who was threatening to shoot five firefighters in University Place.

The crew was called to help the 37-year-old man, who had a “decreased level of consciousness,” according to court records.

Firefighters found him stumbling in and out of traffic.

“He was hostile and aggressive from the outset and began threatening the firefighters and attempting to provoke them to fight,” court records show.

The man tossed his bag on the ground and allegedly reached inside while threatening to shoot the firefighters. Two firefighters tackled him to the ground. One of

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April
11th

UPDATED: Person who allegedly made threats that locked down two Federal Way schools in custody

UPDATE as of 10:32 a.m.: Police said an 18-year-old man threatened a pedestrian with a gun this morning, prompting lockdowns at three nearby Federal Way schools.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking in the 2600 block of Southwest 327th Street about 9:45 a.m. when a man pulled up in a car, flashed a gun and threatened him.

Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said the men don’t know each other and it’s unclear why he threatened the victim.

The victim gave officers the suspect’s license plate number and police tracked him to his home, where he briefly escaped out the back

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April
11th

Traffic dispute leads to alleged threats in Tacoma

He flipped off the woman and yelled a derogatory name as he crossed a Tacoma street in front of her car.

The woman told him to shut up. He told her to pull over.

When she did so, the man walked to her window and allegedly pulled a knife, threatening to cut her throat.

The woman’s husband and two children were in the car at the time. She drove off and called police.

Officers found the 39-year-old man inside a grocery store on 72nd Street. He admitted getting into an argument with a woman who almost hit him but denied

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April
8th

Man arrested for threats of “blood bath” made against Kentwood High School

A 19-year-old man suspected of sending threats of a “blood bath” at Kentwood High School in Covington last month was arrested over the weekend, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department.

Prosecutors have not yet charged the man, who is said to be a former student.

Detectives searched the man’s Kennewick home Saturday afternoon and seized two computers. It’s unknown what evidence was recovered linking the man to the threats.

After the school received the threat warning of a bomb and “hostage takeover” March 29, they evacuated the students and sent them home early. Nobody was injured and no evidence

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March
29th

“Blood bath” threat made to Kentwood High School; students being dismissed early

Kentwood High School in Covington was dismissed at 10:15 a.m. this morning after receiving an emailed threat of a “hostage take-over and blood bath,” King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said.

Several deputies and police dogs are searching the school campus.

West said it looks like a former student hacked into another former student’s email account and sent the threat. Kent police are helping to identify the suspect.

A message from Kentwood High School was sent to parents, informing them of the voluntary early dismissal. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the senior parking lot while students

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March
6th

Gang member charged with threatening corrections officers

A 24-year-old gang member is set to be arraigned today on charges that he threatened two community corrections officers guarding him in the hospital, telling them it was law enforcement like them that caused the murder of four Lakewood police officers.

The incident occurred Feb. 28 at a local hospital, where two officers were assigned to guard the man overnight while he was treated for a stab wound to the back.

Pierce County prosecutors said the man became upset because of visiting restrictions and “had several tirades,” pulled IV lines out of himself and threw an ice bag across the

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Feb.
15th

Inmate charged after allegedly threatening corrections officer who refused him a second lunch

A 21-year-old Pierce County Jail inmate was charged with felony harassment Thursday for allegedly threatening a corrections officer that refused to give the inmate a second lunch.

The inmate pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He was already in jail on charges of first-degree attempted rape, first-degree robbery and indecent liberties, according to court records.

The incident happened Monday. Prosecutors said the inmate became loud after being refused a second lunch and repeatedly threatened to kill the corrections officer.

Feb.
12th

Eatonville boy who allegedly made “kill list” kept several lists

The daily “kill list” sat in a recycle bin in a math classroom at Eatonville Middle School.

It was one of several lists authorities say a 13-year-old boy kept to categorize the classmates he was angry with versus those he liked.

It appeared to be something he had been doing for some time, and he wasn’t trying to hide it. He didn’t hesitate to tell other children they were going on his kill list if they did something to upset him.

The boy was known to be angry when making threats, but others recalled him laughing about the list.

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