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Man arrested for making alleged bomb threat prior to Salt Lake City marathon

Published April 22, 2013 4:57 pm

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A 59-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly emailed Salt Lake City Marathon organizers about placing bombs at the finish line of Saturday's race.

George Hodgson Zinn, of Salt Lake City, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of second-degree felony "terroristic threats to a governmental unit." He remained behind bars Monday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Zinn sent an email Friday morning to the SLC Marathon Marketing group "requesting to help place bombs" at the marathon's finish line, according to a probable cause statement filed with the jail.

Zinn has a criminal record dating back to 1989 that includes dozens of conviction for petty crimes such as criminal trespass, theft of services, interfering with a police officer and disturbing the peace.