Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anonymous caller relays information about a possible threat to the Muslim Assoc. of Puget Sound

Becky Range
RPD information officer

Redmond Police was contacted by an anonymous caller at 6:29pm on June 12th, relaying information about a possible threat to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) at 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond. We coordinated closely with MAPS staff, for safety measures. MAPS notified their congregation of the anonymous threat. 

At this time, we are continuing to consult with the FBI. As the investigation is ongoing, we will not be releasing further details at this time.

Update June 15th, 2016:  Many of you have heard that Seattle PD/FBI arrested a man on June 14th for making online remarks threatening a North Seattle mosque.  RPD is currently working closely with the FBI to determine if there is any connection to our June 12th caller.  

Redmond officers are communicating closely with MAPS leadership, as well as other religious centers in our city. 

Of note, in the last four days, the FBI has evaluated and coordinated with partners on three reported threats and not found reason to suggest a pending physical threat. You can see the latest press release from the FBI about this and similar issues they are working here. 

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