Ohio Man Sentenced For Bomb Threats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- An Ohio man who threatened to blow up several Cincinnati-area landmarks has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

Frederick Purvis of Hamilton was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. He pleaded guilty in june to one count each of making a bomb threat in Ohio and Kentucky.

The 43-year-old Purvis admitted creating an e-mail account under a fake name at a suburban Cincinnati hotel Nov. 13, 2008, and e-mailing the FBI that he had planted bombs at Paul Brown Stadium, four Ohio River bridges, an indiana casino and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

He said the bombs would explode within a few days.

He was arrested a week later at an Erlanger, Ky., hotel.

No bombs were found.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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