Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fort Bragg Army Reservist Faces Charges After Mosque Incident


Retired Army chaplain of mosque encounter: 'I never expected that'

Langford, 36, and a major in the Army Reserve on Fort Bragg, is accused of making threats against worshippers at Masjid Al-Madina.

Soldier charged in Hoke mosque incident suffers from PTSD, woman says
Fay Observer
By Michael Futch, staff writer
Updated 9 hrs ago

During his active-duty service with the Army, Langford deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2008, according to Capt. Eric Connor, a spokesman for the Army Reserve Command on Fort Bragg.
A soldier accused of making threats against worshipers in a Hoke County mosque on Thursday suffers from PTSD, a woman who identified herself as his mother said.

The soldier, Thomas Russell Langford, 36, of the 1700 block of Sykes Pond Road, is a major in the Army Reserve assigned to the G-33 Mobilization Section of the U.S. Army Reserve Command on Fort Bragg, a spokesman said.

He faces charges of ethnic intimidation, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking and other counts in the incident at the Masjid Al-Madina mosque.
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