Man arrested for sending threats to Wenatchee VA Clinic doctor - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man arrested for sending threats to Wenatchee VA Clinic doctor

Posted: Updated:
WENATCHEE, Wash. -

A man is accused of sending threatening messages to a doctor at the VA Clinic in Wenatchee.

According to iFIBER One News, a Veterans Affairs Administration call center reported a threat from a client against the VA Clinic located in the Olds Station area.

The client was identified by Wenatchee Police as 28-year-old Wenatchee resident Paul Taylor,

The suspect reportedly stated “If I have to fight, so be it. If I have to bring war to the VA, so be it,” Wenatchee police said. The man also stated that he would come to the clinic about 4 p.m.

Officers made contact with Taylor who agreed he would not go to the clinic. Taylor told police that  he was upset about a medical issue he felt was not being properly treated.

Later that afternoon, a doctor at the VA Clinic began receiving text messages on her personal phone, reportedly from Taylor.

“This time, the threats were more specific,” Capt. Edgar Reinfeld told iFIBER One. “Taylor provided details about names and addresses for extended family members and friends of the doctor. He also noted that he had skills as a former Special Operations Soldier. Taylor went on to tell the doctor that he saw her as a threat to his safety. He also described the view from her home and explained how he could see it. Finally he sent her a picture of himself holding a picture of her husband and child she recognized from her husband’s Facebook profile.”

The texts reportedly read, “You had your chance. You owe Paul…I fully see you as a threat to my safety. I love how well I can see your house up in these hills.”

The VA Clinic was placed into lockdown, along with a daycare area. Both the Chelan County Regional SWAT Team and the Douglas County Special Response Team were activated as police began searching for Taylor.

Wenatchee police say Taylor was found entering East Wenatchee on the George Sellar Bridge and Taylor was arrested following a high-risk traffic stop.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:33:58 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>
  • Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:33:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>
  • Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:18:39 GMT
    Photo: Bill BolducPhoto: Bill Bolduc

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Two hurt in crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road

    Two hurt in crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:43:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters report two people were hurt in a one-vehicle crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road Sunday morning. The one-vehicle crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the road. Responding fire crews  worked to get the two people out of the car and stabilize them before they were taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters report two people were hurt in a one-vehicle crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road Sunday morning. The one-vehicle crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the road. Responding fire crews  worked to get the two people out of the car and stabilize them before they were taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

    >>
  • US officials are meeting with North Koreans in DMZ

    US officials are meeting with North Koreans in DMZ

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:57:35 GMT

    The U.S. State Department says American officials are meeting with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom as talks continue over a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    >>

    The U.S. State Department says American officials are meeting with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom as talks continue over a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    >>
  • Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam, other Hormel product

    Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam, other Hormel product

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:53:04 GMT

    AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food.    The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in question was produced in February at the company's plant in Fremont, Nebraska. 

    >>

    AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food.    The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in question was produced in February at the company's plant in Fremont, Nebraska. 

    >>