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PD: CT man sent threatening letter to Community Healthcare Network

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WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

On Wednesday, the man who Wallingford police said mailed a threatening letter to the Community Healthcare Network of Connecticut faced a judge.

Police were able to quickly track down 33-year-old Stephen Lorusso because police said he put his return address on the envelope.

Lorusso is accused of sending a letter to the Community Healthcare Network of Connecticut, containing a number of handwritten threats.

"There were some disturbing messages written on that latter, threatening message, anti-Semitic symbols,” said Wallingford Police Lt. Cheryl Bradley.

According to the police report, “Some of the things written were: 'I will Kill you all' 'I will Blow up the DSS' 'I've murdered lots of people'...'Hitler told me to murder Jews'."

After getting the mail Tuesday morning, the Community Healthcare Network of Connecticut evacuated and decided to let its employees work from home.

The company hired two armed guards to patrol the buildings, and on Wednesday a sign was still posted saying “closed until further notice.”

The alleged threats were written on documents originally mailed to Lorusso last January.

As police investigated, they learned that Lorusso was discharged from a hospital on Tuesday morning.

The police report said Lorusso had thoughts of hurting himself, and investigators added that the letter was actually postmarked one day before he was hospitalized.

"While speaking with Lorusso he stated that he did not write that mail, and believes that someone must have done it as a 'prank or something.' Lorusso was unable to think of anyone who would have done that to him,” court documents said.

“He denied it, but we don't have a reason as to why he might have done this,” Bradley said.

Lorusso is expected to appear in court early next year.

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