Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fort Carson Soldier Arrested After Standoff Has 28 Military Awards and Untreated PTSD

Fort Carson soldier who was arrested after barricading himself in home says he suffers from PTSD
The Gazette
By: Kaitlin Durbin
March 21, 2016

The incident started around 1 p.m. Sunday when Fernandez's wife called 911 to report that a phone call with her husband had ended abruptly and that she believed she heard gunshots before he hung up, the sheriff's office said.
A Fort Carson soldier who barricaded himself in his home Sunday and threatened to harm officers and himself told authorities he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sgt. 1st Class Raymond San Nicholas Fernandez, 39, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment after it took authorities hours to talk him into surrendering, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Fort Carson officials confirmed Fernandez's employment in the military.

He's earned as many as 28 military awards, including a National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO medal and Senior Army Aircraft Crewman Badge.
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