BLM worker threatened on I-15 in southern Utah

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Updated: 5/08/2014 7:19 am

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is warning its workers in Utah to be on alert after two men threatened an agency wrangler on Interstate 15 about 90 miles south of Salt Lake City.

The BLM says the incident occurred on I-15 near Nephi about 11 a.m. Tuesday when two men wearing hoods pulled up alongside a marked BLM truck and held up a sign that read, "You need to die."

KUTV-TV reports one of the suspects held what appeared to be a handgun.

The BLM worker slowed down and let the dark blue Dodge truck with an extended cab pass before exiting the interstate at Mills. He says he couldn't get a license plate number because it was covered in duct tape.

Authorities are looking for the truck.


Information from: KUTV-TV,


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Kramer - 5/9/2014 11:21 AM
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Guess what, BLM haters? they spend most of their budget approving oil and gas leases. let's Burn!

Kramer - 5/9/2014 11:20 AM
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I swore at those BLM cowboys once

retired51 - 5/9/2014 8:25 AM
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BR549 how about you go shack up with the bundy's!!

retired51 - 5/9/2014 8:23 AM
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Kramer, If they are sworn officers then they are "law enforcement" !!!

LorenJay - 5/9/2014 6:27 AM
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If one innocent BLM employee is murdered Cliven Bundy should be held accountable.

BR549 - 5/8/2014 6:50 PM
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BLM go to hell

Kramer - 5/8/2014 1:20 PM
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good detective work, Karen. Except that mostly the BLM manages land and resources, so it isn't really "law enforcement". These bullying cowards probably also cook meth and dump the residue on our public lands. desecrate caves, shoot horses, whatever

KarenJ503 - 5/8/2014 10:01 AM
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Perhaps it's time for the BLM to equip all their vehicles with cameras, like state troopers and other law enforcement. The FBI could probably do some significant investigation based on enhancement of a video of a taped-over license plate.

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