A day after being charged with federal crimes and indicted in Rockland for illegally possessing weapons, Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, of Nanuet appeared in U.S. District Court in White Plains on Tuesday.
He arrived early and spent 20 minutes sitting in a chair, dressed in an orange jumpsuit. Officers unchained him.
During the court session, his lawyer, Susanne Brody, told Magistrate Judge Paul Davison that Mulqueen would undergo a psychiatric examinations, saying she felt he might be delusional.
Mulqueen, who lives off $600 in housing subsidies and food stamps despite railing against the government, didn’t enter a plea to federal charges. His next court date is March 12.
Mulqueen was indicted Monday on a state charge of possessing weapons and charged by federal prosecutors with making anti-government comments on Facebook that police contend included threats to kill state officials, members of Congress and supporters of President Barack Obama.
Mulqueen said on his public Facebook page that he was “anxious to start killing various public officials” and wanted “all followers of President Barack Obama dead,” calling them “traitor scum” and declaring “death to them all,” Clarkstown police said after arresting Mulqueen on Wednesday.
Police searched Mulqueen’s residence on Freedman Avenue in Nanuet and found body armor, two rifles, two rifle bayonets and about 100 rounds of ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50-caliber armor-piercing bullets, known as tank busters, police said. The officers also seized a rifle scope, a sword and a metal knuckle knife.
Mulqueen faces one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of making terrorist threats, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of harassment.
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