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ATF: No federal charges for Boland

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ABCNews4 visited Walterboro Gun Shop Thursday night and spoke to an employee there about the handgun. ABCNews4 visited Walterboro Gun Shop Thursday night and spoke to an employee there about the handgun.
Boland in bond court earlier this week. Boland in bond court earlier this week.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- According to Charleston police officials, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will not be filing federal charges against Alice Boland.

Boland was charged Monday evening with attempted murder after she allegedly pointed a gun at an Ashley Hall School official. The incident happened on a sidewalk in front of the school.

She pulled the trigger several times, but the gun did not fire.

According to information in a police report that had been previously redacted, Boland's firearm, a Taurus PT-22 was purchased at the Walterboro Gun Shop. She also had three boxes of American Eagle brand .22-caliber ammunition. The police report states that two of the three boxes contained all 40 cartridges, but the third was lacking nine.

At another Walterboro gun shop Thursday night, an employee said there was some confusion about Boland's handgun. He said that law enforcement officials said the gun had been purchased at the shop last Friday, but he told ABCNews4 that he had no record of a PT-22 being sold.

The man said that shop did have a PT-22 Taurus in stock, but it had been sitting in a display case for a while.

Monday's incident was the latest in a string of violent outbursts involving Boland. She was charged with threatening former President George W. Bush's life in 2005. 

According to federal court documents, the incident happened at Pierre Trudeau/Dorval International Airport in Montreal, Canada after a visit there. Boland was in the process of going through Customs "when she became angry at the process for what she felt was taking too long," the affidavit said.

Customs officials said Boland became unruly and started yelling at airport and Customs staff. Police tried to intervene, an act that escalated Boland's screaming to threats of violence.

A July 2005 judicial notice shows that Boland, following an incident where she threatened the life of former President George W. Bush, was likely to be prescribed Risperdal Consta, an injectable antipsychotic medication.

In a statement to the court, Donald Boland, the 28-year-old woman's father, said the antipsychotic caused his daughter problems, including outbursts of yelling and violence. Instead, he said Trileptal, a mood-stabilizer that is often used for epileptics.

He said that Trileptal had worked as recently as 2004.

Donald Boland's statement to the court said she had been placed in the care of the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003 for three weeks. In that time, he told the court, that doctors had prescribed Alice Boland 25 different drugs which led to overmedicating her.

He said the group of approximately 10 doctors moved away from diagnosing her as a schizophrenic. 

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