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Quantico sgt. charged with making death threats

Apr. 5, 2013 - 06:03PM   |  
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QUANTICO, Va. — A sergeant at Marine Corps Base Quantico is facing military charges for allegedly making death threats against fellow Marines and co-workers.

WJLA-TV in Washington reported Friday that 31-year-old Edward Charles Cunningham was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford.

Base spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan said Cunningham was sent for a behavioral health screening last week and cleared for duty. But Solivan said Cunningham continued to make verbal threats, prompting authorities to launch court martial proceedings.

The charges come two weeks after a Marine at Quantico killed two colleagues and then himself at a barracks for staffers at the Officer Candidates School.

Base spokesmen did not return calls and emails Friday from The Associated Press.

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