Man charged with threats of terrorism


HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Southern Utah man has been charged with threats of Terrorism.  Hurricane detectives were notified of the threats on their Facebook page, and they quickly involved the FBI in the investigation. The messages included threats to blow up the White House and bomb threats to locations in Hurricane.

“In the course of the investigation, the FBI was contacted and assisted Hurricane Police Department detectives with locating where the messages originated from, and with that information it lead detectives to an address in Hurricane,” said Tiffany Mower with the Hurricane City Police Department.

David Grant Torrey, 25, was arrested Tuesday following the investigation. 

“In interviewing Mr. Torrey Detectives then took him into custody and arrested him on two counts of threats of terrorism,” said Mower.

It’s not the first time Torrey has faced threats of terrorism charges. In 2015, and in 2016, he made similar claims and was found guilty both times in Iron County.

“It’s definitely not light hearted, and anytime somebody makes comments like that, you have to take it seriously because you never know, you just never know what people say or what they’re going to do, and we were really lucky in this circumstance it was not substantiated,” said Mower.

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