DETROIT - A member of the United State Marine Corp stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been charged with making threats using a popular social media website.
According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in federal court, Moses Castro allegedly made threats referencing the Washington Navy Yard on his Facebook page.
The complaint states that Castro posted this statement: "going to pull Washinton (sic) Navy Yard on my people if they don't stop (expletive). Walk up and beeach (sic) (expletive).
Castro told investigators that he did not remember posting the threat because he was highly intoxicated last Friday, and that when he woke up Saturday, he immediately deleted the threat.
After talking to investigators Castro, was ordered by the USMC to undergo a psychological evaluation.
In February of 2013, he was disciplined by the Marines for assaultive behavior toward trainees.
In 2006, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Dallas although he was released without prosecution.
The FBI believes that because he is an active member of the military with access to a military base, he has access to firearms or other weapons that would allow him to carry out the threats, according to the complaint.
According to court documents, Castro has yet to appear in court on the charges.
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