Patient charged with threatening employee at VA Medical Center

January 4th, 2018 1:37 pm - updated: 11:37 pm.

PLAINS TWP. — A patient at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center was charged with threatening an employee at the hospital.

Angelo Anthony Mazzarese, 63, of Chemung, New York, is facing two counts of terroristic threats and a single count of harassment. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail after an arraignment by District Judge Michael Dotzel in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday.

Mazzarese threatened a female employee by saying he wanted to pull her hair out and shove the hair down her throat, and threatened to shoot the employee in the knees to have physical and mental reminders of him, according to a complaint.

Mazzarese told the woman “her time is coming, you won’t know when or what but it will happen,” the complaint states.

Police said the woman was in fear of her life. Mazzarese allegedly made the threats Dec. 30.