HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend eight months in federal prison for calling in a phony bomb threat to Hersheypark Stadium before a concert last summer by the boy band One Direction.
Federal prosecutors said William H. Klein, 47, was sentenced after pleading guilty Tuesday to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure.
U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said Hershey Entertainment and Resorts received a call July 5 with a male caller stating, "If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up."
Smith said the call was tracked to a pay phone at a 7-Eleven store in Northfield, N.J., and Klein was identified from surveillance camera footage.
The stadium was placed on lockdown before the concert, followed by a bomb sweep and a bag check of concertgoers.
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