Police looking for man over NIC threats
September 18, 2012
Coeur d’Alene Police officers responded to the
North Idaho College Campus at 7 a.m. Monday in
reference to a possible threat made by a male
student. Officers learned the student,
identified as Patrick Ryan Budig, 33, Spokane,
made a statement on September 14 to a disability
counselor that was a veiled threat.
The counselor said Budig was upset over a
discipline issue and referenced “Columbine” in
his statement. The counselor was concerned Budig
might try to do harm to NIC students and
Today Budig was expected back on campus for a 10
a.m. class. Throughout the day detectives had
reliable information that Budig was in Spokane.
Out of caution numerous officers from the City
and the Sheriff’s Department spent the majority
of the school day on campus, and had every
entrance and exit covered in case Budig arrived.
Due to no imminent threat the campus was not
locked down or evacuated. Patrick Budig is
currently wanted in Washington for third-degree
assault with a weapon. He has prior arrests for
intimidating a judge, forgery and multiple
Coeur d’Alene Detectives are currently working
with Spokane law enforcement agencies to locate
Budig. Those agencies are actively searching for
Budig in their jurisdiction.
Budig is 5’11, 180 pounds with brown hair and
He has two vehicles he is known to drive, a
silver 2006 Mini Cooper with Washington plates
AET8942 and a maroon 1999 Dodge Dakota with
Washington plates A02456L or B15094V
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of
Budig they are asked to call 911 immediately.
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