A Salt Lake man has been charged with illegally entering the Olympic Village at the University of Utah.
Sheldon Iver Goodman, 48, was charged Tuesday in Utah's U.S. District Court with unlawful entry into a restricted area. The misdemeanor crime carries a possible six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
According to charging documents, Secret Service agents found Goodman about 6:50 p.m. Sunday on the Legacy Bridge. He was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.
The bridge is suspended 20 feet above Wasatch Drive and spans six lanes of traffic. It allows athletes to pass from the Olympic Village to Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The walkway is secured by an 8-foot chain link fence. Goodman apparently maneuvered around the fence by hanging from the bridge, over Wasatch Drive, and swinging himself back onto the structure.
"This case sends an important message. Everyone needs to understand that each and every breach of security at an Olympic venue is going to be taken very seriously," said U.S. Attorney Paul Warner.