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Boise Man Sentenced for Federal Building Bomb Threat

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE – Kristopher Allen Wrede, 30, of Boise, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to one year in federal prison for making a telephonic bomb threat, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Wrede serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Wrede pleaded guilty to the charge on October 13, 2020.

According to court records, on February 13, 2020, Wrede was arrested on a Bonneville County warrant for charges that he made terroristic threats. The following day, February 14, Wrede called the Boise Suicide Hotline and informed an employee that he had placed several bombs in the “federal courthouse at 550 W. Fort Street” which would be detonated that weekend. There were no bombs at the courthouse. Wrede willfully made this threat and maliciously conveyed false information concerning an alleged attempt to unlawfully damage or destroy the James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse by explosives.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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Updated January 13, 2021

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