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Assemblyman Placed in Protective Custody

(Las Vegas, NV) — Assemblyman Steven Brooks underwent a medical evaluation over the weekend.

The embattled Democratic lawmaker was placed in protective custody Friday for what police called “erratic behavior” at his grandmother’s northwest valley home.

A police spokesman says Brooks had a sword in the house, but gave it to officers and didn’t threaten anyone with it.

Brooks was hospitalized Friday for a 72-hour evaluation.

His lawyer Mitchell Posin, says he’s not sure when Brooks might be released from medical care.

Assembleyman Brooks was supposed to appear before a judge on Monday, but that court date has been postponed. Prosecutor Thom Gover says he would have asked a North Las Vegas judge for 30 more days to decide whether to file a criminal charge.

Brooks was arrested Jan. 19 in a car with a gun after he was accused of threatening the life of incoming Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

He spent a night in jail before being released on $100,000 bail.

Brooks and Posin deny any threat was made.

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