Man arrested for bomb threat against Gateway mall

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police have jailed a man who they say called in a bomb threat after a customer service dispute with The Gateway mall.

Salt Lake City police detectives say Jeffrey Strobell, 30, called Gateway security Friday afternoon and told them a bomb inside a vehicle in the parking structure would go off in 30 minutes.

They say Strobell called in the threat after he felt a customer service representative he had just talked to by phone wasn't nice enough to him.

Detectives traced the call back to Strobell's workplace, Mountain West Material in Murray.

They found him still at his desk with the Gateway numbers he had allegedly called still displayed on his desk phone. He was arrested for investigation of making terrorist threats.

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