Willimantic Father Threatened to Harm DCF Worker, Judge: Police

State police arrested a Willimantic father Thursday, accused of threatening to harm a Department of Children and Families employee and a Superior Court judge.

On Wednesday, troopers were made aware of a video on Facebook posted by 41-year-old Fernando Irizzary, in which he allegedly made the threats.

According to the arrest warrant, Irizzary posted the video on Christmas and said his children were kidnapped by the Department of Children and Families in May. He referred to his kids as his offspring and his "property," police said.

Irizzary specifically named a DCF worker and a judge and said "Justice will be served either legally or that sometimes people don't understand why people pull the trigger," according to the arrest warrant.

In the video, Irizzary said he is a "Hardcore Second Amendment guy" and that he has a lot of anger inside him, the warrant states. He went on to say that he wants to handle things legitimately, but he is nervous about how much damage he could do and that he is scared of himself."

At one point, Irizzary mentioned coming after the DCF worker's property, according to the warrant. The employee told police that after seeing Irizzary refer to his own children as property, that she took the statement to mean he would be coming after her son, the warrant states.

Irizzary was charged with one count of inciting injury to person or property, three counts of second-degree harassment, and three counts of second-degree breach of peace. He was held on $100,000 bond and was scheduled to be in Danielson Superior Court on Thursday.

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