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Boston Firefighter Accused Of Threat Claiming 'Dorner Will Be Child's Play'

BOSTON (CBS) - A Boston firefighter will be in court next month after police say he made threats against the department, including a reference to ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports


Kenneth Veiga became angry Tuesday when he was told he had to see a department physician before returning to work.

It is unknown why Veiga was off the job in the first place, but in order to return, he had to see a physician of the department's choosing. Veiga, a 24-year veteran of the department, allegedly wanted to see his own doctor.

He then told his commander he was thinking about smashing a fire truck into a wall, police said.

"I am Army trained and have weapons and ammunitions (sic) in a storage locker. Dorner will be child's play," Veiga said, according to police.

"Dorner" is a reference to former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner who killed several people, went on the run and forced a standoff with police before killing himself earlier this month.

Boston Police say Veiga also said he was "upset with City Hall, Fire Department Headquarters, and the Firefighters Union Hall."

As a result of the police report filed Tuesday, Veiga has been summoned to West Roxbury District Court for a clerk's hearing on March 4.

Veiga is currently on paid leave from Boston Fire.

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