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Boston firefighter won’t face charges in threats

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The Boston firefighter alleged to have threatened a fire captain last month with making fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner’s slayings of four people look like “child’s play” will not face charges. Police sought criminal charges against Kenneth Veiga, a 24-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department, but a West Roxbury District Court magistrate determined Monday that there was not enough probable cause to issue the charges, said Dianna Abdala, a lawyer for Veiga. He has been on paid administrative leave from the department since mid-February. Spokesman Steve MacDonald said the Fire Department is reviewing the court decision before asking Veiga to come back to work.

Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com.
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