(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man who is facing criminal charges for an apparent bomb threat joke he emailed to the Salt Lake City Marathon, apologized in a second email obtained by the Salt Lake City Tribune.
On April 17, two days after the Boston Marathon bombings, 59-year-old George Hodgson Zinn sent an email to the marketing director of the marathon asking "…if you needed anybody to help place bombs near the finish line on Saturday???," according to court documents.
Zinn was charged with threat of terrorism in a 3rd district court.
Zinn sent an email to the Marathon and to the Tribune on Monday to apologize for his comments.
"When the nation is so vulnerable and so edgy, it was entirely out of line to forward that comment to you," Zinn wrote. “I want you to be assured that I have no terrorist or criminal tendencies toward your program or toward the citizens of Salt Lake City in any way."
Zinn says he regrets sending what he described as “flippant and irresponsible comments."
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