(Richmond Times-Dispatch) A Chesterfield County, VA man taken to a psychiatric ward last week after being interviewed by federal and local law enforcement officials about posts on his Facebook page was ordered detained for up to 30 additional days, his attorney said Monday. At the hearing, Raub, a Marine veteran who has criticized the government, was ordered by Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes to be held in detention “for statements that are controversial and terrorist in nature,” said the institute, which provides free legal services for people who have had their constitutional and human rights threatened or violated. An Aug. 5 post on Raub’s Facebook page said, “If you are unaware of the great amount of evil perpetrated by the American Government, I suggest you take … your head out of the sand. The day of reckoning is almost at hand.” Raub, who served military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was taken to the hospital Thursday after talking with Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield police officers who questioned him at his home, he said in a phone interview Saturday. He was taken to the Chesterfield police station and then to the hospital, where he was being held against his will, he said. “This man has not been charged with a crime. He’s in a jail — you can call it a hospital, but he is confined, police are there, he cannot leave,” said John W. Whitehead, an attorney. A spokesperson for the FBI Richmond office said the office had received a complaint about Raub’s “threatening posts.” She said the department had not arrested Raub. A Secret Service spokesman said the service also did not arrest Raub.
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