PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Pinellas deputies arrested a man Monday in connection with threats of a mass shooting they say he made via email towards his former place of employment, according to the agency.
- Dorian Golej, 31, charged for Threatening Communications or Threats of Mass Shooting
- Golej fired from Raytheon Corporation in March
- Golej said in emails he had "no choice but to contemplate killing"
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According to a news release, deputies responded to Raytheon Corporation in Seminole on Monday in response to threats allegedly made by former employee Dorian Golej.
Golej reportedly sent multiple emails to his employment attorney between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. that morning that contained what the company considered "credible threats of workplace violence." In the emails, Golej said he had "no choice but to contemplate killing," and "I probably would have slaughtered everything one day, I think about it every day."
Upon reading the emails, Golej's attorney reported them to Raytheon Security, who then notified authorities. Raytheon also initiated a lockdown of their facility in response to the threats.
After deputies determined the Raytheon campus was secure, they went to Golej's home, where he initially refused to come out or speak to them. Eventually, however, he came out and was taken into custody.
Deputies said when they confronted Golej about the threats he made a voluntary statement that he could not wait for someone to shoot up a workplace.
"I feel like killing him," Golej reportedly said about his employment attorney. "I would have slaughtered that place, turn it into a bloodbath."
"I'm sorry about everything"
Deputies had to restrain an apologetic Golej during his first appearance before a judge on Tuesday.
"I'm sorry about everything," Golej said. But later, he said he was not, in fact, threatening to commit a mass shooting at Raytheon.
"That's is totally not the f--king case, Your Honor," he said.
"Alright, sir, don't talk about the facts of the case," the judge replied.
Golej, 31, was fired from Raytheon on March 21 for reportedly creating a "hostile work environment."
Golej was charged with Threatening Communication or Threats of Mass Shooting. The judge ordered him held on a $500,000 bond.
He also met the criteria for a Baker Act and a Risk Protection Order, according to the Sheriff's Office.