Chiropractor arrested for attempted arson |

Chiropractor arrested for attempted arson

A chiropractor in Park City was arrested after bomb-making supplies were found at his Prospector office, the authorities say.

A bomb squad from Salt Lake County helped officers and firefighters secure the scene when the material was discovered June 2 at about 1 a.m. at 1901 Prospector Ave., Park City police Capt. Rick Ryan said.

An employee at the building found the material, Ryan said.

The 36-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Holladay about five hours later, he added.

The suspicious equipment found in a hallway at the office building included several gallons of gasoline, sodium hydroxide, road flares and a fuse "for the purpose of destroying the building," according to Ryan.

Items found in the suspect’s office in the building tied him to the supplies, investigators claim.

The man was booked into the Summit County Jail on felony accusations related to attempted arson and possession of an incendiary device. He had been released from jail this week.

The names of suspects are not usually printed in The Park Record until formal charges are filed.

Paul Christensen, a prosecutor in Summit County, said he expects to charge the man this week.

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