NY man charged after allegedly threatening ‘shooting attack’ at VA campus in Northampton


A man in Albany is facing charges for allegedly threatening to commit a “shooting attack” at a veterans services program in Northampton. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, a judge in Albany ordered 56-year-old Fred Hood to be “detained pending further proceedings” Monday, after he allegedly threatening to kill staff members and residents at Soldier On.  

Soldier On is a non-profit organization on the VA’s campus in the Leeds section of Northampton.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Hood allegedly sent messages electronically to residents and staff. If found guilty, Hood could face up to five years in prison, and three years of supervised release.

22News reached out to Soldier On for comment but has not heard back.

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