Deadly traps found on popular Utah trail

Associated Press
In this undated photo provided by the Utah County Sheriff's Department shows Benjamin Rutkowski, 19, of Orem, who was booked Saturday into the county jail for investigation of misdemeanor reckless endangerment. A Forest Service law enforcement officer with military experience discovered trip wires for booby traps at entrances of a crude shelter made of dead tree limbs in Provo Canyon, said Utah County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Spencer Cannon. (AP Photo/Utah County Sheriff Department)

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A deadly booby trap rigged along a popular Utah trail could have killed someone if they had tripped a ground wire set up to send a 20-pound, spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting hiker, authorities said April 23.

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