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Suspect Named by State Patrol in Bomb Threats against WMC

OLYMPIA - A suspect in the recent bomb threats to the Washington Medical commission (WMC) and other state agencies has been named according to the Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigation Division. The suspect has been identified as, Said (SAH-ead) Farzad (FAR-zad).

Through 2017 to 2018, Dr. Farzad is suspected of making at least three direct threats against WMC staff and the building via telephone and several indirect threats via online avenues; including bomb threats and bodily harm.

The WMC was first informed about Dr. Farzad after he made bomb threats against Molina Health Care in early 2014.

By August 27, 2014 Dr. Farzad was investigated, had a hearing and was issued a Final Order by the WMC in which he was suspended from practice. The Final Order included evaluation requirements in order for him to return to practice.

Dr. Farzad refused to comply with the WMC Final Order and in September 2014 he petitioned the Pierce County Superior Court to review it. In March 2016, the superior court denied his petition. In early 2017, Dr. Farzad filed a tort claim against the WMC and others. In December 2017, Pierce County Superior Court dismissed the case.

Dr. Farzad was educated in the Islamic Republic of Iran and licensed to practice in Washington State in 2005. He is currently known to be out of the U.S.

Details regarding the full number of cases where Dr. Farzad is a suspect can be found with the Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigation Division.

The Washington Medical Commission promotes patient safety and enhances the integrity of the medical profession through licensing, rule-making, discipline, and education. Learn more about the commission at WMC.wa.gov.  Follow the Medical Commission on Facebook and Twitter.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2018
Contact: Stephanie McManus Stephanie.McManus@doh.wa.gov | Office: (360) 236-2774