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Veteran Who Threatened A Shooting Rampage At Va Hospital Gets A Year

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VETERAN WHO THREATENED A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT VA HOSPITAL GETS A YEAR

Mark Harmon will serve a year in federal prison and will have to serve three years of supervised release.

NOTE from Larry Scott, VA Watchdog dot Org ... Below is background on Mark Harmon:

THREATS AGAINST VA EMPLOYEES LEAD TO ARREST -- A man who threatened employees of the VA in Marion, IL was arrested outside the hospital with a loaded gun.

VET WHO THREATENED VA WORKERS HAS HISTORY OF MENACING -- Vet's propensity for threats and gun-wielding date to at least 2006 when he was accused of storming his ex-wife's house with an assault rifle and threatening to shoot her.

VETERAN INDICTED FOR PLANNING ATTACK ON VA HOSPITAL -- Police say 29-year-old Mark Harmon called a nurse and said he planned to "fill that place with lead."

VET WHO THREATENED SHOOTING AT MARION VA NOW PLEADS GUILTY -- In October 2009, Mark Harmon said he was going to "fill that place with lead."

Now, Harmon has been sentenced

Man Sentenced To Prison In VA Hospital Threat

BENTON, Ill. (AP) ― An Army veteran who threatened a shooting rampage last year at a southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison.

A judge also sentenced 30-year-old Mark Harmon of Shawneetown on Monday to three years of supervised release after his prison term. Harmon pleaded guilty in January to attempted possession of a firearm on federal property with the intent to commit a crime. Police at the VA hospital in Marion arrested Harmon last October after he told a nurse by telephone that he was armed and was "going to fill that place with lead." Prosecutors say authorities found a loaded semiautomatic handgun, a magazine filled with 13 bullets and 13 loose rounds of ammunition in Harmon's truck.

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VETERAN WHO THREATENED A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT VA HOSPITAL GETS A YEAR

Mark Harmon will serve a year in federal prison and will have to serve three years of supervised release.

NOTE from Larry Scott, VA Watchdog dot Org ... Below is background on Mark Harmon:

pete992,

When you post from other sources please provide a link and just a snippet

of the information.

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He must have really wanted 100% PTSD badly....

Pman,

What do you mean by this ?

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One must also have to realize that even though the VA does have its delays and issues, A Veteran cannot threaten employees ir break the law. They will go to jail.

While the Veteran is in Jail, The VA pays no comp, SSDI also cuts off the benefits as well.

The main thing to consider is this: Keep your head level and dont do something stupid. Once you get characterized as menacing, They hold the cards, Not the Vet.

J

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What we have to fear is the crazy vet who does not warn the VA in advance, but just walks in with a gun and starts shooting. I think it is bound to happen. I have no confidence that VA cops I see would be able to stop someone on a mission to kill. Even you even raise your voice at my VAMC you are apt to get sprayed and beaten.

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