Utah man denied coronavirus test allegedly threatened to bomb hospital

(Chris Detrick | Tribune File Photo) The Intermountain Medical Center in Murray photographed Tuesday August 25, 2009.

A man who allegedly threatened to bomb a Utah hospital after learning he couldn’t receive a coronavirus test was arrested Thursday.

The man called Intermountain Medical Center the day of his arrest seeking a test, according to a probable cause statement.

“When the employee told [they man] that they would not be able to provide him with a test, he got upset and threatened to bring a bomb to the hospital and put it inside the cafeteria or a conference room,” the statement said.

The man also allegedly commented that employees should try to keep themselves and their families safe.

Murray police later arrested him. He was booked into Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of making a terrorism threat, a third-degree felony. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Salt Lake County jail spokeswoman Sgt. Carrie Fisher said the man underwent the jail’s coronavirus procedures for intake, which included having his temperature taken.