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A Third Man is Arrested for the Bomb Hoax

BEND, OR -- A third suspect has been arrested by Bend Police as a 'Person of Interest' in the Bomb Threat Hoax at the Deschutes County Courthouse.

40-year-old William Swanson of Redmond is charged with Possession of a Hoax Device, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Conspiracy.The other 2 suspects, Jonathon Tyler Allen, 23, and Kellie Kent Cameron, 30, were arrested by Police during a traffic stop Saturday night. They and the Dodge Van they were driving were searched. The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office dropped all charges against Allen and Cameron Friday when the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon's office filed charges against them in Federal Court.

The Bomb Threat Hoax on July 29th closed several Downtown Bend streets for most of the work day. The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit used a water cannon to neutralize the device. It did not contain any explosive materials.


Swanson was previously arrested by the Redmond Police Department when he was clocked going 76 in a 35 mph zone and attempted to elude officers.

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