Fort Carson civilian employee charged with terror threat

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FORT CARSON, Colo. — A former butcher at the commissary store at Fort Carson Army Base has been charged in federal court after authorities said he bragged about being a domestic terrorist who wanted to turn the base into “Fort Columbine.”

According to court records, Douglas Kunz faces a charge of disrupting interstate commerce with threats of explosions or fire.

Kunz is accused of writing on Facebook that “It’s almost time for Ft. Columbine” while he was complaining about his treatment at work.

He had become unhappy working at the commissary, but his pleas for a transfer to New Mexico were ignored, federal records indicated.

A FBI background check found Kunz had a criminal record dating back to 1989 for charges including making threats, disorderly conduct, assault, peeping and stalking.

Authorities were alerted to Kunz’s postings by fellow employees.

In one incident Kunz wrote in a text message: “I’m evil in every way.”

Kunz has said, however, that his posts were rants that helped him blow off steam and he “never wanted to hurt anyone.”



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