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Von Brunn In Hayden: Angry, Violent

Item: Hayden man: Suspected museum gunman angry, violent: James W. von Brunn briefly resided in Hayden/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR

More Info: The man accused of gunning down a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday arrived in North Idaho more than four years ago eager to meet others with an anti-government agenda, an acquaintance said. But James W. von Brunn, 88, seemed obsessed with violence, angry about a stay in federal prison and fixated on guns, said Stan Hess, a Hayden resident since 2003. “He had some very bitter arguments about a lot of things because of the way he looked at the world,” Hess said Wednesday.

Question: Is it fair to tie Von Brunn to Hayden, if he lived in the area for only a few days before being kicked out of his temporary home? 

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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