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Man accused of harassing, threatening 911 operator in more than 20 calls

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:26 a.m.

From staff reports

Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator.

Christian D. Greenwald, 27, called the emergency hotline over 20 times making threatening comments, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. Greenwald also said he would become a terrorist and mentioned the Freeman High School shooting.

Deputies booked him into Spokane County Jail on a felony harassment charge and released him after a court appearance.

Greenwald has had “several law enforcement contacts for apparent mental health-related issues and trespassing,” according to the news release.

Deputies located Greenwald at a business on North Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley that the 911 operator frequently visits, according to the press release.

The operator was “extremely concerned” and felt that Greenwald’s threats were credible.

Deputies found Greenwald seated inside, still on the phone to 911, according to the press release. Greenwald agreed to talk to deputies, and began talking “about Uber, being hacked, and private investigators following him and others.”

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