Sgt. Edward Charles Cunningham, 31, a Marine out of Quantico, Virginia, is being held in custody in a local jail after allegedly making threats to hurt his fellow Marines, reports ABC 7. This comes less than month after three Marines were killed in a murder-suicide at the same base.
Here’s what you need to know…
1. His threats were discovered after he attended a standard mental health screening.
2. Contrary to initial reports, Cunningham did not have a “kill list.”
3. His threats were all verbal.
4. Marines at the base reportedly “did not feel safe” around Cunningham.
5. He’s being held in a local jail because Quantico’s own detention facility was closed last year.
6. He will face a court martial and military trial.
7. In March, three Marines were killed at the same base in a murder suicide.
8. All service members at Quantico are required to attend an “anti-violence program” following the killings in March.
9. Today is “recruitment day” at Quantico.
10. The Quantico base is also the home of the FBI and DEA training academies.