- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Secret Service man who took a bullet during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan says he hopes a federal judge is right that John Hinckley is no longer a threat and can be released to live with his mother.

Timothy McCarthy, now the police chief of the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, says he is a bit perturbed he didn’t get a notification of the judge’s decision to allow the 61-year-old Hinckley to go free.

McCarthy noted he’s never been asked for an opinion on whether Hinckley should be released.

During the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt, the then 32-year-old McCarthy was shot in the right chest. He says he spent a little more than three months recuperating before returning to the president’s security detail.

McCarthy spent 22 years with the Secret Service.



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