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Utah man charged with false threat at Oktoberfest

October 14, 2011

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SALT LAKE CITY—Police say a man who called in a bomb threat to a Utah Oktoberfest event said he was mad his boyfriend had gone without him and wanted him to return home sooner.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged 37-year-old Daniel Ford Artley with a felony count of making a false alarm.

Court papers say the West Valley City man called Snowbird ski resort's reservations line Oct. 8 and said his "Pakistani colleague" had planted a bomb at an events pavilion because he didn't like Americans. He said the bomb would detonate within 15 minutes.

Hundreds were evacuated from the resort southeast of Salt Lake City.

Officials used caller ID to track down Artley.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. A court hearing is set for Tuesday.

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