FBI arrests ex-Fort Hood soldier after threats against officials

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) A former Fort Hood Soldier was arrested for making threats against Fort Hood officials, which led to rumors of an "active shooter" on post February 22nd.

Thomas A. Chestnut had a 2014 conviction for sexual assault overturned in December of 2016, according to a press release from Fort Hood.

He called Fort Hood on February 22nd, demanding back pay, and allegedly threatening violence.

That call caused lockdowns in some location on Fort Hood, and rumors of an 'active shooter'. At the time, Fort Hood officials said they were investigating an incident, but would not say what it was.

Chestnut was arrested two days later by officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation near Dripping Springs.

He is in custody, pending prosecution for making threats.