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Police: Spanaway man made several threats to shoot up Oregon facility

Police: Spanaway man made several threats to shoot up Oregon facility
Jeffrey Karvanek appears at his initial court hearing in Thurston County on Sept. 19, 2013.
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LACEY, Wash. -- A 44-year-old Spanaway man is under arrest for allegedly making several phone calls threatening he was going to carry out a shooting at an Oregon government facility.

Police said that on Tuesday, Jeffrey Karvanek called a United States Congressional field office in Lacey to make the threats toward an office of the Oregon Department of Human Services located in Salem, Oregon.

"Specifically he was going to shoot people, generically, people in (the Salem office)," said Lt. Phil Comstock with Lacey Police. "It had to do with a child custody issue that he had been dealing with the for the past couple of years and he was not pleased with the outcome of that."

Later that evening, detectives arrested Karvanek at his Spanaway home and then booked him into the Thurston County Jail for investigation of Felony Harassment.

"It's very serious to make threats," Comstock said. "It's a felony to threaten harm to another person, specifically the threat to use weapons."
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