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New Jersey man pleads to bomb threat

Hershey Park Stadium
Hershey Park Stadium
Hershey Park Stadium

Today, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. William H. Klein, age 47, was sentenced after pleading guilty to interstate communication with threat to injure charge. (

The arrest came after an investigation which involved Hershey Entertainment and Resorts who had received a call onat approximately 9:52 p.m. July 5th, 2013, in which a male caller stated, “If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up.” The stadium was then placed on lockdown before the concert, a bomb sweep was performed, and a bag check was performed on all patrons coming in

to the stadium.

Further investiga

tion showed that the phone call to Hershey Entertainment was made from a pay phone outside a 7-11 convenience store located near Northfield, New Jersey. Then through the use of video surveillance the caller was positively identified as William Klein.

Yesterday, the United States District Judge Yvette Kane sentenced to Klein to 8 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release with two months served on home detention with electronic monitoring. (

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Derry Township Police Department. Prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.