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Man who went on 2011 shooting spree at Montgomery post office pleads guilty

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The man at the center of a Montgomery post office facility shooting spree entered a guilty plea in court Tuesday.

Arthur Lee Darby, Jr., 30, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty to attempted assault of two postal employees with a gun, discharging a gun during a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm in a federal facility, announced George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

Darby, who was a part-time mail handler at the Main Post Office on Winton Blount Blvd. went to work around 6:30 p.m. on December 1, 2011. It was there that he opened fire on two postal employees, though no one was hit by any bullets.

"Our community will not stand for someone coming into a public place, including a post office, and shooting a gun around innocent people," Beck said "People have the right to be safe in their workplace and this man endangered the lives of all of the postal workers who were simply doing their jobs."

"This case demonstrates that workplace violence can occur anywhere and at any time," said Keith Morris, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division. "We are extremely fortunate that this incident did not end in tragedy for one or more of our employees, despite the true intentions of Mr. Darby."

Darby's sentencing date has yet to be set. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison when sentenced. 

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