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Booby Traps Found on Utah Trail

Two men arrested

Authorities arrested two men over the weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor reckless endangerment for allegedly setting dangerous booby traps on a popular Utah hiking trail. The traps included a trip wire that would send a spiked boulder swinging across the trail and a bed of sharpened wooden stakes. The suspects, aged 19 and 21, claim the traps were intended for wildlife, but law enforcement officers dispute this theory, noting the trail is primarily used by humans. A U.S. Forest Service employee discovered the trip wires earlier this month.

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