Out-of-state man makes terroristic threats
June 3, 2015
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local resident that an out-of-state, 29-year-old man he was communicating with via social media was making terroristic threats against Park City.
According to county dispatch logs, the man was making threats in Facebook messages about an unidentified upcoming gathering in Summit County and claimed that a specific Park City hotel was "covered in chlorine pipe bombs." He also reportedly expressed a desire to join the terrorist group identified as ISIS.
Summit County Sergeant Ron Bridge said the threat was not credible due to the suspect’s mental state. He said, though, the case would be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Bridge emphasized that the public was not in danger.
"In no way, shape or form is there an active ISIS member in Summit County," he said. "It was not a credible threat."
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