Police detain person in Capitol rotunda

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack after entering the building.

The arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech to lawmakers at the Capitol.

Police closed one entrance and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of the man's backpack outside.

The governor's administration released a statement saying the suspect is in custody and charges are pending.

The release says Capitol Police received information about the Facebook threat and then identified the suspect after he entered the building.

No injuries were reported.


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