Man charged with assaulting Utah transit police

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Associated Press

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 6 at 9:07 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City man is facing an aggravated assault charge after attempting to bite a Utah Transit Authority police officer more than a year ago.

Prosecutors filed charges against Bob Albert Borgogna (bore-GOH'-nyuh) Tuesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court.

Authorities say the 39-year-old argued with UTA police on Aug. 29, 2010 after being asked to show his lightrail train ticket. They say that during a struggle, Borgogna shouted he had AIDS and threatened to bite an officer.

UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter says the officer was not bitten.

Salt Lake County Jail records show Borgogna was incarcerated for an unrelated incident on Thursday and could not be reached. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

If convicted, Borgogna could spend up to five years in prison.

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