Soldier Identified as Making Telephone Threat

FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley officials identified a Soldier here as the individual responsible for making a telephonic threat toward a fellow Soldier on Monday.

The Soldier threatened was PFC Jeremy Hall of the 97th Military Police Battalion. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has a lawsuit on behalf of Hall based on Hall's claim of discrimination because he is an atheist.

An investigation conducted by police at Fort Riley identified a Soldier in the same unit as Hall.

"The Soldier conducted the call while intoxicated," said Lt. Col. David L. Chase, commander of the 97th Military Police Battalion. "The investigation revealed that there was never, at any time, a serious threat to PFC Hall or his spouse."

The name of the Soldier is being withheld at this time. Chase, in coordination with the post's Staff Judge Advocate, intends to take disciplinary action against the Soldier.