Arizona shooting survivor in custody after allegedly making threat
January 15th, 2011
08:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Arizona shooting survivor in custody after allegedly making threat

(CNN) - A man who was shot but survived last Saturday's massacre in Tucson, Arizona, was taken to a county mental services unit Saturday after making a threatening comment at a town hall event, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

James Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed after he made threats against a Tea Party member at the Tucson event sponsored by ABC News, Ogan said.

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  1. brickletoss

    If I'd been shot, I'd make a lot of violent remarks, too. Guy was probably just pissed off and barking with no intention to bite.

    January 15, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  2. malabar

    Sarah Palin made him do it. its been established. the guy is obviously going thru some heavy stuff, my sarcasm is not directed at him, but at those annoying know it all with superiority complexes. up ya nose with a rubba hose! :)

    January 15, 2011 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  3. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    so a threat made AGAINST a Tea Party member instead of by one. I'm sure Rush and the right wing is going to point fingers at the left and say "I told you so", But didn't they just say that hateful rhetoric doesn't stir up this kind of stuff? No matter if you're to the left or right there is no excuse for it at all except for mental illness. Good no one was hurt this time.

    January 15, 2011 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  4. midwestmatt

    Wait, a guy makes one "threat" against a tea bagger and he's carted out on cuffs but the tea baggers can kick someone who disagrees with them at a political rally, throw money and vitriol at a US veteran who disagrees with them about health care reform, spit on a US Congressman (all caught on video, btw) but a threat at a microphone gets you arrested??

    Yeah, liberals are the problem.

    January 16, 2011 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  5. fanta

    That was a favourite Stalinist technique incarcerate in mental institutions anyone who steps outa line...Britain, Australia, Cnada, New Zealand and many other countries did the same thing over the centuries too...it was and unfortunately still is a popular practice to either silence or label someone incompetent or mentally ill !

    January 16, 2011 08:03 am at 8:03 am |