Assemblyman accused of threatening other lawmaker in hospital

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Updated: 1/22/2013 6:34 pm
UPDATE: 12PM - According to Jon Ralston, Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick told officers that Brooks repeatedly had said she ruined his life by becoming speaker. Sen. Kelvin Atkinson received a call from Councilman Ricki Barlow that Brooks was intending to harm people.

Ralston says Atkinson told police that Brooks told him he was looking to "do in" Kirkpatrick and was driving with a loaded gun in his car. Brooks also contacted law enforcement, saying he was concerned about his own safety.

Relatives told police Brooks had a gun and told Barlow he had a loaded gun. The relatives also said that he may harm the speaker and was not afraid to die, saying he was willing to have a shootout with police.

Ralston reports Barlow, who previously said he had "no involvement whatsoever," was actively involved. He talked to police saying there may be another gun in the car, and possibly drugs.

Ralston says Brooks' wife, Ada Brooks, told the police that during the last few months, her husband's mental health had been getting worse.

Steven Brooks yelled at officers for illegally searching his vehicle, according to Ralston. They explained they were doing an inventory of personal property. He exclaimed he was an assemblyman, and they were violating his rights. Brooks ultimately directed the cops to a .357 Smith and Wesson with 41 live rounds of ammo, one used, in a shoebox in his trunk, Ralston reports. He told police he had the gun because he was at the NRA shooting event that day. Police later discovered this was not true.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & - Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks arrested on suspicion of threatening to harm a fellow legislator is in a Vegas hospital "with intestinal bleeding problems" according to his attorney.

Brooks was supposed hold a news conference in Carson City at 10am this morning to explain his actions.

He was also booked to be on Ralston Reports live from Reno at 6:30pm tonight.

Brooks was released from the Las Vegas City jail late Sunday.
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StandsWithFist - 1/22/2013 1:15 PM
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Legislator "with intestinal bleeding problems" LOL Karma does have an ironic way of catching up with you!

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