Man posts $20,000 bail after alleged threat made to Tacoma city employee

Staff writerNovember 5, 2013 

A man who brought an unsuccessful lawsuit against the City of Tacoma 13 years ago posted $20,000 bail Tuesday after he allegedly made a threat to a city employee last month.

The 74-year-old pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening to bomb or injure property.

He allegedly called a worker who handles claims against the city on Oct. 31, and demanded that he get $1,000 for every week back through 2000.

According to prosecutors, when the suspect became frustrated he said: "you remember Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma courthouse? Well you remember that."

At one point at the time of the lawsuit proceedings, prosecutors said he made a gun out of his hand and pointed it at an assistant city attorney.

Further details about the suit were not immediately available.

A condition of the suspect's release is that he must surrender all weapons to law enforcement and not have hostile contact with any City of Tacoma government employee. 

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268


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