Man accused of leaving knife, threatening notes at Capitol

Published 9:18 am Thursday, May 26, 2016

ST. PAUL — A Minneapolis man accused of slipping into the state Capitol with a knife and leaving threatening messages in the House Chamber is facing criminal charges.

A complaint says the man entered the Capitol through a closed construction zone Tuesday night and posted messages referencing murder, religion and a war against his family. Authorities said a knife was stuck in the clerk’s podium which pinned threatening handwritten notes, including a restraining order that had been filed against him.

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