Ariz. Shooting Victim Yanked From Town Hall for Threats

Victim interrupted a taping of ABC News' This Week
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2011 5:36 AM CST
Ariz. Shooting Victim Yanked From Town Hall for Threats
A town hall event at the St. Odilia Church in Tucson, Ariz., organized by ABC News' This Week, was interrupted by a victim of last week's shooting.   (AP Photo/ABC-TV, Ralph Freso)

A man who was injured in the Tucson shooting last weekend was pulled from a town hall meeting yesterday after allegedly threatening a participant, reports the Arizona Daily Star. James Eric Fuller interrupted the meeting, being taped by ABC's This Week, telling a Tea Party leader on stage, "You're dead." "After he made the comment, he began verbalizing, too, pointing to the side of his head making gestures like, ‘You’re crazy’,” said a cop. “He was visibly agitated."

Fuller was involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation. The 63-year-old naval air veteran was injured in the Jan. 8 shooting, when he was shot in the left knee and hit in the back with bullet fragments. He drove himself to the hospital after being shot.
(More Gabrielle Giffords shooting stories.)

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