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Former ski resort employee arrested after social media threat

Jan 19, 2023, 1:07 PM | Updated: 1:18 pm
Police arrested a former Park City Mountain Resort employee Wednesday night after they were alerted...
FILE: A 25-year-old mane was jailed in Summit County after police uncovered a potentially threatening Instagram post.(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)

PARK CITY, Utah  —  Police arrested a former Park City Mountain Resort employee Wednesday night after they were alerted to a threat made on Instagram.

Mariano Agustin Sanchez, 25, was booked into the Summit County Jail on one misdemeanor count of threatening a school.

According to arrest documents, Park City Police investigated a photo of a man with what looked like an AR-15 style rifle in a store, with a caption reading “People of Park City, if I were you, I wouldn’t go to school tomorrow,” according to the affidavit.

PCMR staff told police they were concerned the suspect could have been talking about the ski school, from which he was recently fired.

Police later located the suspect, who reportedly told them he did not realize the post would be offensive. He also told police that the post was a joke for his Argentine Instagram followers, according to the affidavit.

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