Colorado man sentenced for making threats at WNY college

Posted at 11:23 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 23:23:34-05

A Colorado man will serve more than two years in prison for making telephone threats to the faculty, staff and security personnel at SUNY Buffalo State.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 32-year-old Benjamin Bolton, of Glendale, pleaded guilty in September to transmitting interstate communications containing threats to injure people.

Prosecutors say Bolton was a graduate student at Buffalo State College when he was suspended in April 2014 after several incidents at the school, including disputes with faculty members.

During a year-long span ending in August 2015, Bolton made numerous threatening phone calls to faculty and staff at the college as well as to the school's police department. According to prosecutors, Bolton threatened to assault police officers, faculty and staff members.