Alleged Arkansas State gunman was investigated for saying he was ‘suicidal and homicidal’ online
Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas identified the suspect in the incident at Arkansas State University on Thursday as a 47-year-old man who was investigated for threatening himself and others just a day earlier, KAIT-TV reported.
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Authorities went to Brad Bartelt’s home on Wednesday after being alerted regarding a post on the suspect’s Facebook page complaining about John Goree, a judge for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Little Rock.
“Have multiple Civil Rights Violations of Federal Workforce, Arkansas University and several Arkansas Dept. of, all resulting from 8/22/12 accident at A.S.U. Newport!!” Bartelt wrote. “Have multiple Malpractice/Ethics/Misconduct of Medical and other Professionals also all documented!!! NO ONE will even read much less touch or help due to FEAR OF GOVERNMENTAL consequences!!! Told multiple professionals and people in State of Arkansas I AM SUICIDAL and now HOMICIDAL, which is what appears they want so problem goes away, thought I would DIE from injures or kill myself by now!!! Any and ALL assistance as well as passing this on to everyone you know would be appreciated!!!”
The post can be seen in its entirety below.
However, officers were told that Bartelt “was already seeking medical assistance” when they arrived at his home.
Bartelt was arrested on Thursday after allegedly driving a pickup truck onto the university’s campus. Photos posted online show a truck and the suspect standing outside brandishing a firearm.
The suspect’s Facebook page also features posts stating his support for the Confederate flag, as well as the “Three Percenters” militia group: