WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who told his former boss he was going to go to Washington and “start shooting” has been arrested and will face charges related to threats to government officials, a federal law enforcement official said.
Adrian Daigle, 36, had been working for a company based in Wisconsin but had lost his job within the past week, said the official, who had been briefed on the case but spoke on condition of anonymity because Daigle had not been formally charged. Daigle told his former employer that he was going to Washington to resolve his problems and that if he didn’t get them resolved, he was going to “start shooting,” the official said.
Daigle was arrested early Tuesday in Jessup, Maryland, about 25 miles north of Washington, said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Alice Kim.
The FBI in Green Bay, Wisconsin, had alerted local and federal officials in Washington to be on the lookout for Daigle, the official said. Charges against him are pending.
District of Columbia police put out a bulletin Monday night, saying Daigle was wanted for questioning “in reference to an active police investigation involving threats.”
Officers in Howard County, Maryland, where Daigle was arrested brought him to a hospital for an emergency evaluation, said Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn. Such an evaluation is ordered when a person is considered a possible threat to himself or others. He is not facing charges in Maryland, Llewellyn said.
Daigle was last seen driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates, and public records indicate he is a Louisiana resident. His criminal history includes arrests for attempted murder and auto theft and a conviction for aggravated assault, court records show.
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