A Marine veteran was arrested and charged with making threats to his VA psychiatrist and other employees in Manhattan.
According to the New York Post, 32-year-old Dmitry Ulanov was taken into custody at one of NYC’s homeless shelters following a series of threatening phone calls, Facebook threats, and emails aimed at VA psychiatrist Jinella Hong and her co-workers.
“I got really depressed and borderline homicidal over the fact that 22 of us commit suicide every day, 20 of whom I personally blame the failed VA system for […] Luckily, I have no f**king access to [machine guns], because you all know my mentality,” Ulanov posted on Tuesday via Facebook.
Ulanov then continued his social media rant, citing the highly-contested “22 veterans a day” suicide statistic.
“No f**king lie. I’m soo f–king heated at this failed system that produces and causes 15 suicides out of 22 every day.,” he wrote. “Yo, I’m going frog voice, knifehand (sic) congressional on these mother fu****s.”
According to the US Marine Corps, Ulanov was in the Corps from 2009 to 2012 as an engineer equipment mechanic, with an Afghan deployment that spanned from 2010 to 2011. He was not awarded a combat action ribbon, though he did receive a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Ulanov also wrote about buying five pairs of male thongs and an air rifle.
“Went to Walmart to purchase another pump action variable air rifle,” he wrote. “Decided against it because of my current mental diagnosis as well as state laws currently in place infringing on my federal Constitutional rights as an American!!!”
The Marine veteran has been charged with making terroristic threats and has had his bail set at $20,000 cash or bond, with a court date of May 12th.
The VA hospital released a statement that the threats raised “serious concern” and have contacted Facebook to remove the posts.
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