ALBANY - A man threatened a Massachusetts veteran's facility through electronic messages sent from Albany, federal officials said Monday.
Fred Hood, 56, city of residence unavailable, appeared Monday in federal court on a charge he threatened to kill employees and residents of the Massachusetts veterans service program Soldier On, officials said.
Hood is accused of sending multiple electronic messages from a VA facility in Albany to employees and residents of Soldier On, threatening to commit a shooting attack at a Soldier On residence on the campus of the Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds, Mass., officials said.
If convicted, Hood would face up to five years in prison.
Hood was arraigned and ordered held pending further proceedings.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.
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