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Nevada State Assemblyman Arrested for Threatening to Harm Fellow Dem Lawmaker

A Democratic assemblyman in Nevada was arrested over the weekend for threatening to physically harm another lawmaker. Steven Brooks, 40, was taken into custody Sunday at his Las Vegas home and faces a felony count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.

Here is more on the story from Associated Press:

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, declined to comment on the target of the threat but said he and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick have been provided security protection because of it.

"All I can say is Assemblyman Brooks made some threats that gave concern to us and to law enforcement, and it was determined for a level of precaution that we get security details until this gets worked out," Horne told The Associated Press.

Horne declined to comment on published reports that Brooks was upset because of the committee assignments Kirkpatrick had given him.

"We're going to let the police investigation take place, and we wish Mr. Brooks well," he said.

Brooks, 40, a management analyst for the city of Las Vegas, was elected to a second term in November. A father of four, he has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Las Vegas Urban League, Hispanic Museum of Nevada and Community Land Trust.

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