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NV Lawmaker Jailed On Threat To Colleague

(Las Vegas, NV) — A Nevada lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to harm a fellow legislator in a case that has prompted security for two top legislative leaders.

Police say they began a search for Assemblyman Steven Brooks of North Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon after receiving corroborating witness statements supporting the victim’s report of a threat.

North Las Vegas police say the second-term Democratic lawmaker was arrested without incident during a traffic stop, and booked into the Las Vegas jail on one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne declined to comment on the target of the threat, but says he and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick have been provided extra security because of it.

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