SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities have arrested a man who they say threatened to assassinate Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/yYPWvy ) a probable cause statement released Saturday by the Salt Lake County Jail says the threat last week prompted the governor to be placed on lockdown and moved by his security detail.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Dwayne Baird says someone called West Valley police Thursday to report 52-year-old Brian Biff Baker had sent them text messages threatening the governor's life.
Baird says officers working an undercover sting arrested Baker that night on suspicion of the second-degree felony making terroristic threats to a governmental unit. The probable cause statement says officers then searched Baker's car and found ammunition and fireworks, but no guns.
Baker's hometown wasn't released. He remained jailed Saturday evening, and it wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.