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Video: Marine Corps Veteran Brandon J. Raub Placed in Mental Hospital for Facebook Postings

| by Michael Allen

Marine Corps veteran Brandon J. Raub was placed in a mental hospital in Richmond, Virginia, over his recent Facebook posts, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

A video (below) of his arrest has gone viral on the web.

Raub posted Facebook messages, on August 5, that read: “If you are unaware of the great amount of evil perpetrated by the American Government I suggest you take … your head out of the sand. The day of reckoning is almost at hand. The Revolution is here. And I will lead it.”

Raub was confronted by FBI agents at his home, on Thursday, and taken away in handcuffs to the John Randolph Behavioral Health psychiatric ward.

Raub told the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other media outlets: "They were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials. I talked to a Secret Service gentleman for 20, 30 minutes. I was very cooperative and answered everything honestly. I really love America, and I think that idea that you can be detained and sent somewhere without due process and a lawyer … is crazy.”

Raub’s mother reported that her son’s hearing is due to take place on Monday.

FBI and Secret Service officials told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Raub wasn’t arrested on specific charges, but declined to comment.

A Facebook group supporting Raub has been created, and has over 3,000 members. Raub served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2011, as a combat engineer Sergeant, in Iraq and Afghanistan.