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ST. LOUIS • A man from St. Peters was sentenced Wednesday in federal court here to three years of probation for intimidating a former supervisor at the St. Charles post office.

Alan R. Jung, 44, was terminated from the St. Charles post office in the summer of 2013 after not showing up to work. Jung didn’t show up because he believed people at work were poisoning him through his salt shaker, charging documents claim.

Three months later, on Oct. 2, 2013, Jung approached a former supervisor while she was eating lunch at a fast food restaurant and asked about a colleague that he blamed for the poisoning. Jung screamed that he would “get” the supervisor and “all of them,” and then elaborated that he was going to “come to the post office and kill all of them,” court documents claim.

A search of his apartment in St. Peters turned up several rifles, pistols and gun parts.

Jung was originally charged with threatening to murder a federal employee. He had a mental evaluation and was found competent to stand trial. He pleaded guilty Oct. 3, 2014, to impeding, intimidating or interfering with a federal employee, admitting that his statements to “get even with all of them” intimidated the supervisor. His plea does not mention the other threats.

In court filings, Jung lawyer George Restovich wrote that the charges “rely solely on one person’s interpretation of words said at a public restaurant during lunch hour,” and that Jung disputed that threats were made.

Jung served about a year in jail before his plea. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faced probation or up to six months in prison for the crime. Both Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Judge and Restovich asked for a sentence of probation.

He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven Limbaugh Jr.

Robert Patrick is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.