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Man gets 8 months for One Direction bomb threat

2014-02-26 12:09
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Harrisburg - A man will serve eight months in federal prison for calling in a phony bomb threat to a Pennsylvania arena before a concert last summer by boy band One Direction.

Prosecutors said 47-year-old William H Klein was sentenced after pleading guilty on Tuesday to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure.

US Attorney Peter Smith said Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, which runs Hersheypark Stadium, received a call on 5 July during which a male caller says, "If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up."

Smith said the call was tracked to a pay phone at a 7-Eleven in New Jersey, and Klein was identified from surveillance footage.

The stadium was placed on lockdown before the concert, followed by a bomb sweep and a check of concertgoers' bags.

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