Utah men arrested for setting deadly booby traps along popular hiking trail

Two Utah men were arrested for planting deadly, medieval-style booby traps along a hiking trail popular with families and college students, police said.

Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, set the traps inside a crude shelter along a trail in Provo Canyon last week, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.

Both traps were rigged with trip wire, police said.

One was designed to swing a spiked ball at the head of whoever tripped the wire, while the other would have caused someone to fall onto sharpened spikes placed in the ground, police said — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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