N.J. man sentenced for bomb threat at Hersheypark

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Published: Feb 26 2014 08:10:35 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2014 08:10:44 AM EST
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A man from New Jersey will spend eight months in federal prison for calling in a fake bomb threat before a One Direction concert in Hershey last summer.

William H. Klein, 47, was sentenced Tuesday.

Police said Klein called Hersheypark Stadium last July 5, and threatened that, if the boy band played the next day, the stadium would blow up.

The threat placed the stadium on lock down before the show and prompted a bomb sweep and check of concertgoers' bags.

Officials traced the call to a pay phone outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in Northfield, N.J.

The caller was identified through video surveillance as Klein.

Klein had pleaded guilty to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure.

After his eight month prison sentence, he also faces two years of supervised release with two months to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring.