NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Louisiana Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January has pleaded guilty.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/JIEkm4 ) that Shawn Payton, of Jackson, Mich., pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Detroit.
The newspaper reports he pleaded guilty to a felony count of transmitting threats to injure in interstate communications. Payton faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI arrested Payton in Detroit on Jan. 30. Prosecutors say he called the Superdome reception desk during the Jan.7 game and claimed there was a bomb in the building.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com