HOT SPRINGS — Authorities say a man who called police and threatened to blow up Hot Springs Mountain tower is charged with making a bogus threat to the government.
National Park Service rangers in Hot Springs said Friday that 54-year-old Jeffrey Jay Spahn of Hot Springs was picked up Thursday on accusations he made the threat the night before.
Spahn is accused of using someone else's phone to phone 911 and threaten to blow up the tower "if the government did not get its act together."
Rangers say Spahn claimed to have placed explosives and sensors at the tower.
Officials say that Spahn admitted to making the threat and said he was angry at treatment of veterans by the government.
Spahn was ordered held without bail by a U.S. magistrate judge in El Dorado.