A Polk County man accused of going back to his former job and opening fire on 3 employees was arrested in Lakeland on Thursday.
Danny Thompson, Jr., is charged with 3 counts of attempted murder and could face life in prison.
"Once we took him into custody he made some rambling statements about the CIA," said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd.
"However, he was articulate enough to know to ask for an attorney . We wonder how much of this is a show for our benefit or to create a defense," Judd said.
Judd also said that Thompson talked about Russia and spoke in Russian to one of the deputies who just happens to speak the language.
Thompson was fired from MES GCI Corporation in Mulberry about a year and a half ago. Two weeks ago, investigators say he came back and opened fired at two employees and his former boss. His boss was not hit. The other two men were wounded and survived.
Thompson is expected to go before a judge in Bartow on Friday afternoon.