Man arrested for making Hoopfest threat

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009, 8:54 P.M.

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after police said he threatened to “blow up” the U.S. Army recruiting tent set up in Riverfront Park for Hoopfest.

Keith M. Stroupe, 40, was booked into Spokane County Jail on suspicion of felony harassment, said Senior Patrolman Timothy Moses of the Spokane Police Department.

The original call came in just before noon, Moses said. Stroupe also made threats at a second Army recruiting station at Spokane Falls Boulevard and Washington Street, Moses said. Though Stroupe disappeared into the crowd, one of the recruiters had filmed him with his cell phone, enabling police to identify him in the crowd two hours later, Moses said.


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