Hudson Valley Man Who Made Supermarket Bomb Threat From Jail Sentenced
A Hudson Valley man who phoned in a bomb threat to a local supermarket from jail will spend even more time behind bars.
In Ulster County Court, Kristofer J. Surdis, 43, of Glenford was sentenced Thursday to seven years in state prison. He plead guilty to falsely reporting an incident, a felony, in late June.
According to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, the Hannaford Supermarket in the Kingston Plaza received a call on May 6, saying a bomb was about to go off in the store.
Police searched the supermarket but didn't find a bomb. An investigation determined that Surdis made the threat while an inmate at the Ulster County Jail.
A few days prior to the bomb threat at the supermarket, May 2, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office received a report an inmate at the Ulster County Jail tried to send a letter threatening specific acts of violence to a business in the Town of Ulster.
The letter was intercepted by corrections personnel prior to being mailed. Surdis, who has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1989, is alleged to have written the letter.