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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Jersey Man Sentenced On Federal Bomb Threat Charge

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William H. Klein, age 47, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to Interstate Communication with Threat to Injure charge.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on July 5, 2013, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts received a call at approximately 9:52 p.m. 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.

     The call was made from a New Jersey number.  Further investigation determined that the number is assigned to a pay phone outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store located in Northfield, New Jersey.  Through video surveillance the caller was positively identified as William H. Klein.

     On February 25, 2014, the United States District Judge Yvette Kane sentenced Klein to eight months’ imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release with two months to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring.

     The United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation stands in close partnership with the local law enforcement community to identify, thoroughly investigate, and prosecute such criminal conduct.

     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.

Updated April 16, 2015