Teens arrested for planning 'purge' event

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho ---  Six teenage boys tried to plan a “purge” event to scare people on Oct. 30, according to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

CDAPD said six males wearing dark clothes and face masks and carrying weapons were harassing people in the parking structure and parking lot of the library near McEuen Park.

Police said when they arrived at the scene, all six ran away. Three of them were found in McEuen field near the pavilion, while two others ran to Tubbs Hill, trying to hid from officers.

An officer and K9 found the teens on Tubbs Hill, but a sixth male escaped.

While being interviewed after being detained, the suspects talked about planning a “purge” event to scare people. They brought several weapons with them including a golf club, an ax, a baseball bat and a sword, according to police. One of the suspects even painted “purge” in red paint on two concrete walls in McEuen Field.

19-year-old Jordan Evans of Coeur d’Alene was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, obstructing a police officer, and destruction of evidence. Corey Scott, 19, of Spokane was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy, obstructing a police officer, and possession of paraphernalia. The three juvenile males were arrested and charged with various crimes including aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and obstructing a police officer.

(© 2016 KREM)


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