Bombing Suspect Caught In Utah


Authorities say they received a valuable tip from The Daily Sentinel which led them to Provo, Utah in search of Robert Burke. According to managing editor Dennis Herzog, a man saying he was Burke's friend called The Daily Sentinel Wednesday, asking a reporter to meet him at noon in Provo, Utah. But Herzog said staffers believed the caller was actually Burke himself, and told authorities of the plans. By late afternoon Grand Junction Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies were in route to Utah in search of Burke. Burke was captured behind a Wal–Mart at around 9:30 Wednesday night in Orem, Utah. More than 40 undercover officers were on hand to apprehend him. According to Interim Police Chief Bill Gardner, Burke was completely caught by surprise and was un-armed. Burke did appear in a Salt Lake City Federal Court Room Thursday and waived extradition. He is being held at a Federal Detention Facility and has been turned over to the U.S. Marshall's Office. Burke will most likely be taken to a Federal Detention Center in Englewood, Colorado. The Attorney Generals Office has 30 days to file a formal complaint. Then it will then be up to a grand jury to indict Burke. Burke will be tried in Federal Court and could face up to 100 years in Federal Prison. Burke is accused of placing bombs at the homes of Serco Group employees, and a Federal Aviation Administration worker. No one was hurt in the explosions.


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