CEDAR CITY – For the second time a Cedar City man has allegedly threatened through written notes to blow up a facility and kill the president.
David Scott Torrey, 24, was at the Cedar City Hospital Monday night when he allegedly handed staff there with a written note declaring his intent to kill hospital staff by blowing up the hospital.
Torrey also threatened to “kill the governor, kill the president and then flee the county and join ISIS,” Cedar City Police Sgt. Jimmy Roden said.
Police soon arrived on the scene and took Torrey into custody without incident, Roden said.
Due to patient privacy laws, Becki Bronson, the hospital’s communications manager, was unable to comment and said such incidents are handed over to the appropriate authorities to handle.
Torrey has been charged with a second-degree felony for threats made against life and property.
It’s not the first time Torrey has threatened to blow something up. Last year he threatened to bomb the Iron County Correctional Facility while incarcerated there.
According to court documents, authorities at the jail found notes Torrey had written declaring he would bomb a number of government facilities, including the Capitol and the White House.
“He also stated that he was planning to kill the president of the United States and his family as well as anyone who gets in his way,” the records state.
Torrey pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor charges related to an attempted threat of terrorism and a threat of violence. He was given probation in the case.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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