Colorado man sentenced for threatening to blow up air force base

Oct. 8, 2009
Man receives 18 months in federal prison for calling in bomb threat


A 27-year-old Boulder man was sentenced last week to 18 months in federal prison for calling in a bomb threat to Buckley Air Force Base, the United States attorney general announced Monday.a

David Charles Barton had been indicted on March 11 and pleaded guilty June 8.

According to the grand jury indictment and subsequent plea agreement, Barton called the 460th Security Forces Control Center at Buckley Air Force Base on Jan. 21. He told them they should call the Secret Service because he had a hand held, single wire Kansas trigger and that all bombs would detonate when he was done torturing.

The attorney general's office did not say how law enforcement tracked down Barton.

After serving his prison sentence, Barton will be required to serve six months in a halfway house, and undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The case was investigated by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Boulder Police Department, the Boulder Sheriff's Office, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and Security Forces.

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