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Man gets 8 months for threat to One Direction concert in Hershey

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A New Jersey man will spend eight months in a federal prison for threatening to blow up Hersheypark Stadium during the One Direction concert last summer.

William H. Klein, 47, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

Smith said Hershey Entertainment and Resorts received a call July 5 in which a male caller stated, "If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up."

The stadium was placed on lockdown before the concert, a bomb sweep was performed and a bag check was performed on all patrons coming into the stadium, Smith said.

Investigators determined the call was made from a pay phone outside of a 7-Eleven store in Northfield, New Jersey, and through video surveillance the caller was positively identified as Klein, Smith said.

Klein must also serve two years of supervised release upon his release from prison, with two months to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring.

 

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