Boise Man Sentenced for Federal Building Bomb Threat
BOISE – Kristopher Allen Wrede, 30, of Boise, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to
one year in federal prison for making a telephonic bomb threat, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis
announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Wrede serve three years
of supervised release following his prison sentence. Wrede pleaded guilty to the charge on
October 13, 2020.
According to court records, on February 13, 2020, Wrede was arrested on a Bonneville
County warrant for charges that he made terroristic threats. The following day, February 14,
Wrede called the Boise Suicide Hotline and informed an employee that he had placed several
bombs in the “federal courthouse at 550 W. Fort Street” which would be detonated that weekend.
There were no bombs at the courthouse. Wrede willfully made this threat and maliciously
conveyed false information concerning an alleged attempt to unlawfully damage or destroy the
James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse by explosives.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.