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Officials: Man plotted to kill Snohomish deputies

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Investigators say a 19 year-old man has been arrested for plotting to kill Snohomish County sheriff's deputies.

The Herald newspaper of Everett reports that Michael E. McConnachie had guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests to carry out an assault when he was arrested at a local motel Sunday.

Investigators said he was planning an attack similar to the Thanksgiving weekend assassination of four Lakewood police officers.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Hover says it appeared to be more than idle talk. According to Everett police, a burglary suspect who went to McConnachie's motel room said McConnachie claimed to be looking for a driver who would help him kill deputies.

McConnachie said he wasn't scheming to hurt anyone. A judge ordered him held on $350,000 bail for investigation of conspiracy and drug charges.

 

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