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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:00 PM

Updated: Police arrest man at the (WI) Capitol after threat, claims of molotov cocktail

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Capitol police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly threatened to come to the state Capitol to hurt people, and told police who stopped him after he entered the building that he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack.

The arrest took place just hours before Gov. Scott Walker delivered his State of the State address in the Assembly chamber.

Stephanie Marquis, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, said Capitol police received information about a possible threat from a man they identified as 20-year-old Kvon R. Smith of Milwaukee, saying he stated on his Facebook page that he was going to come to the Capitol to do harm.



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Edited to remove duplicate link.
2nd and final edit to clarify the incident occurred in Wisconsin's capitol.

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Response to mokawanis (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:28 PM

1. Oh man... walking while black. The keystone cops strike again.

Marquis said another black man was stopped for questioning prior to Smith's arrest because he "had all the characteristics of Mr. Smith and was carrying a bag."

Colin Bowden, 25, a student at Madison Area Technical College's Downtown campus, said he was the man apprehended. He said he was walking through the Capitol on his way to class when he was handcuffed and taken for questioning. Bowden, who is black, said he didn't think he fit the description.

"I don't buy their explanation," Bowden said. "From the picture I have (of Smith), there are distinct differences."

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:47 PM

2. Yep, you and Bowden are both right

He looks nothing like the guy they arrested and jailed. The only similarities I could see was that they are roughly the same age and they're both black.

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Response to mokawanis (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:27 AM

3. This one will bear watching. No one should be making threats, but we already know ....

... that Squat and his goons considered planting provocateurs among the protesters to try to discredit them, and only backed off because they were afraid they'd be caught.

Is this more of the same?

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