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Arrest in Bomb Threat Case Brings Federal Charges

FBI Portland November 17, 2010
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

A Corvallis man, Patrick Smoly, age 61, arrested by Eugene Police officers yesterday, now faces a federal charge of using a telephone to threaten to bomb a federal facility. The FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service jointly investigated this alleged threat against the post office in Eugene.

Smoly is currently lodged at the Lane County Jail. He will make his initial appearance before a federal judge at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18th, at the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene.

Assistant United States Attorney Kirk Engdall is prosecuting this case. All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.