Boston firefighter compares himself to ex-LA cop
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Boston firefighter is accused of making some troubling threats, comparing himself to an infamous ex-Los Angeles police officer.
The prospect of a fiery scene like the one at the end of a deadly police standoff in California has prompted Boston police to call a veteran city firefighter to court.
He’s accused of threatening to do something even worse.
"I take it very seriously. The police department is investigating the incident that this firefighter created yesterday and we’re looking into it. It’s a very serious issue and very serious allegations,” said Mayor Thomas Menino.
Sources said the firefighter worked at Engine 49 in Readville.
Police said he made the threats while complaining about a department doctor and after returning to work without being able to see his own doctor.
According to the police report, the firefighter made statements to a commander and a union rep about “smashing a fire truck into a wall. The firefighter went on say 'I am army trained and have weapons and ammunitions in a storage locker. Dorner will be child's play.”
The firefighter was referring to the former Los Angeles police officer who killed several people and threatened his department before committing suicide in a smoky standoff with police.
The mayor says there aren't any excuses for that alleged behavior.
“You don’t make those statements. It’s just out of line. I think maybe he needs some help and we’ll give him the help if he needs the help,” said Mayor Menino.
No charges have been filed at this time, but the firefighter has been summoned to a court hearing on May 4. He may face charges then.