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Portland man who harassed victims of Colorado theater shooting arrested again

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LONG BEACH, CA (KPTV) -

A Portland man who was on probation for stalking and harassing families of shooting victims in Colorado is back in police custody.

Police in Long Beach, CA, arrested Kevin Purfield, 45, after a month-long investigation by the FBI and law enforcement agencies in Portland.

Purfield is facing federal and local charges for allegedly making more than 30 threatening phone calls to government personnel and facilities within Multnomah County and the Portland Police Bureau.

According to a federal indictment obtained by FOX 12, Purfield recently called in two bomb threats to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Probation Office.

Investigators eventually traced the calls to California. Long Beach police said Purfield tried to run away on foot, and was hit with a taser twice before they were able to take him into custody.

Purfield had previously been sentenced to probation in July 2013 for making harassing phone calls to families of shooting victims from the July 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, CO.

In August, a warrant was issued for his arrest after he missed a court hearing in Portland.

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