Former Pro Snowboarder Nate Bozung Arrested for Threatening to Kill Neighbor with AR-15 Rifle

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Nate Bozung, pro snowboarder, mug shot from Summit County, Utah, Sheriff’s Office, on May 13, 2018.

Park City police arrested former professional snowboarder Nate Bozung early Saturday on suspicion of holding up a knife to one person and threatening to shoot another person with a rifle, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

Nate, 36, posted bail and was released from the Summit County jail Monday. He had been booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and marijuana possession. He has not been formally charged.

According to a probable cause booking statement filed by Park City police, Bozung was among a group who had been at a bar late Friday or early Saturday. The group returned to Bozung’s apartment in the 400 block of Ontario Avenue. Bozung was intoxicated and agitated, witnesses told police, though the statement doesn’t specify why he was agitated. The booking statement says Bozung retrieved two kitchen knives and placed one of them against the throat of one person. That person did not suffer an injury.

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Nate Bozung. Credit: Rob Mathis/Snowboard Mag

A neighbor then followed Nate as he went to his 2013 Jeep Wrangler and retrieved ammunition, the statement says. Nate returned to the apartment and picked up a 5.56 rifle, often referred to as a AR-15-style rifle, the statement says. The neighbor told police Nate said, “I’m going to kill you!”

Police were called, set up a perimeter and obtained a search warrant. Nate did not answer an officer’s calls to his cellphone, but later spoke to a family member and surrendered, the statement says.

Nate later told police he blacked out for part of the night, the police document says.

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