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.
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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.