DEEP fires employee whose guns were seized after he was accused of threatening coworkers

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Saturday it has dismissed John Hirschfeld, a 25-year employee who was suspended earlier this summer after the agency said he made threatening comments to co-workers. He was fired effective Aug. 27. Hirschfeld’s conduct at work prompted state Environmental Conservation Police to obtain a risk warrant to go into Hirschfeld’s West Hartford home and seize his firearms, according to court records.,,, police discovered an AR-15 rifle that under state law is classified as a banned assault weapon.  >click to read< 18:30

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