The Wisconsin Capitol was evacuated today after a bomb threat was posted on Facebook.
Capitol Police learned of a video posted to Kvon Smith’s Facebook page where he shows a counter full of bottles of alcohol, claiming they were Molotov cocktails, or homemade bottle bombs.
Kvon Smith has a history of violence. Smith was arrested in the rotunda with a backpack that he told police was full of Molotov cocktails.
A 20 year-old man was arrested Tuesday after bringing explosives into the Wisconsin State Capitol for Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State speech.
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A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then telling police he had a homemade bomb in his backpack when he entered the building just hours before the governor’s State of the State speech.
Authorities had distributed the 20-year-old man’s photo to Capitol police after learning about the online threat, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said in a statement. Police spotted him as he entered the Capitol, where he allegedly told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack.
Police evacuated part of the building, and a bomb squad investigated the backpack outside. Authorities haven’t said what was inside the backpack, though no injuries were reported.
Charges are pending, the statement said. Walker’s spokesman declined comment.
It’s unclear whether the man had political motivations. Police said his Facebook threat wasn’t made against a specific individual.
Probably a disgruntled Tea Partier.