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Milford Man With Mental Illness Arrested for Making Death Threats

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MILFORD, Del.- Police say 55-year old Anthony King of Milford is in jail for allegedly making death threats.

Milford police arrested King at his home on Lemuel Street last week, where they said they found several rifles and shotguns.

"Because of his prior mental condition, that makes him prohibited in the state of Delaware for having any firearms or ammunition in his possession," said Lt. Dwight Young of the Milford Police Department.

Young said it is unclear how King got a hold of the guns.

Police say King not only allegedly threatened to kill members of his family and himself. They say he also threatened to kill workers at the Milford State Service Center because he was denied benefits.

Joe Zingaro, who is the clinical director of People's Place in Milford, said certain stressors can impact people.

"I think when we look at some of these individuals that have been involved in some of these shootings, these are individuals who are trying to demonstrate by over compensating that they are really out of control, so they overcompensate by trying to be in control of everything," said Zingaro.

Zingaro said the debate should not be all about mental health.

"Rather than saying, 'We need to look at mental health issues,' we need to be looking at an ability to tell someone when we see something that isn't right. We know that. We have a gut feeling about things that aren't right," said Zingaro.

Zingaro said people can reach out to help those who may need it most, before it is too late and look out for things like changes in behavior.

King is being held on $11,000 bond at the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown.

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