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Lawmakers Concerned After Brooks’ Alleged Threat

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Assemblyman Steven Brooks (photo: North Las Vegas Police)

Assemblyman Steven Brooks (photo: North Las Vegas Police)

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(North Las Vegas, NV)  —  A police report says Assemblyman Steven Brooks was willing to have a shootout with officers before his arrest on charges he threatened Speaker Marilyn Kirpatrick.

The “Las Vegas Sun” reports city Councilman Ricki Barlow told authorities he believed his former assistant had a gun, and Kirpatrick was in “real danger.”

Brooks’ wife also said the lawmaker’s mental health was “getting worse.”

Brooks faces a felony count of threatening a public official, and his attorney says he’ll fight the charge.  Brooks was released from a local hospital yesterday, after being treated for intestinal bleeding.

State lawmakers are on edge in the wake of Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ arrest.  Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong tells the “Review-Journal” it’s a “bad situation,” and a “lot of good people” are “worried.”

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne says he’s considering carrying a concealed weapon to committee meetings, after the alleged threat on Speaker Kirpatrick.  Those sessions are set to begin later today.

It’s unclear if Brooks will be at the committee meetings.  Both Horne and Kirpatrick are scheduled to attend.

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