CHEVERLY, Md. (WJLA/AP) -- A Maryland Army veteran has been charged with threatening to carryout a mass shooting at U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday.
According to court documents, Bogoslavski's wife works for the Senate Chaplain's office and was inside the Capitol at the time he allegedly made the threats. He also told his wife, "I'm going to die suicide by cop," the documents show.
In all, the court affidavit lists roughly 20 excerpts of texts Bogoslavski allegedly sent his wife. Among them:
- "Gun in each hand... probably won't make it all the way, but u will get my last point I will ever make."
- "Someone is going to be grieving for their family members today."
- "I'm coming and shooting anyone in my (expletive) way."
According to the documents, Bogoslavski's wife showed the threatening text messages to a Capitol police officer, who then listened on a speakerphone when he called his wife and repeated the threats. The officer then alerted other law enforcement to find him. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein praised the police agencies involved for their quick response.
"Their efforts in this case may have prevented a tragic outcome," Rosenstein said.
A warrant for Bogoslavski's arrest was issued Monday under Maryland's new mass threat law.
He was not in possession of any weapons when taken into custody. But authorities said they did seize two loaded weapons, a Taurus .40 caliber handgun and a Springfield Armory .45 handgun, along with multiple rounds of extra ammunition from Bogoslavski's house. He also was said to have admitted having two assault rifles at a friend's house in North Carolina.
The seriousness of his threat was unknown, but sources said the language of his threats forced authorities to act.
According to the court documents, Bogoslavski told investigators he had been at a gym in Maryland when he sent the text messages.
He also told investigators that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and was struggling to readjust to civilian life. Bogoslavski is a 9-year Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq and another tour in Afghanistan. He retired from the Army in 2013.
Bogoslavski remained in federal custody Thursday on a charge of making a threat.
He made an initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt and was ordered detained pending trial. He was represented by a federal public defender, who did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Thursday.
A person who answered the phone at the Senate Chaplain's office Thursday said Bogoslavski's wife was not available for comment and directed inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's office.Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/02/md-man-arrested-in-alleged-u-s-capitol-mass-shooting-plot-111213.html#ixzz3Qv61fC4o
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Тридцатитрехлетнего ветерана Михаила Богуславского арестовали в Мериленде в его доме.
Ветеран из Мериленда обвиняется в попытке массового убийства в Капитолии. Там работает в офисе капеллана Сената его жена.
Он послал жене текстовое сообщение, когда она была на работе.
Там он сказал, что убьет ее и всех, кто станет на его пути, ну и потом убьет себя.
На допросе Богуславский рассказал, что страдает постравматическим синдромом и пытается приспособиться к мирной жизни, но пока безуспешно.
Михаил прослужил в Армии 9 лет, два раза он служил в Ираке и один раз в Афганистане. Ушел из Армии в 2013-м году.
Во время ареста полицейские нашли в его доме два заряженных пистолета.