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Police: Man brought 4 bombs into Capitol

Police say man made threat on Facebook

MADISON, Wis. - Investigators have accused a man of bringing four homemade bombs into the Wisconsin Capitol.

Kvon Smith was booked into the Dane County Jail Tuesday. Police have recommended prosecutors charge him with four felony counts of possessing a Molotov cocktail, which generally consists of a bottle full of a flammable liquid and a rag fuse.

Police also have recommended one felony count of creating a bomb scare, one felony count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne will decide what charges, if any, Smith will face.

Police said they learned Smith had posted a threat to the Capitol on Facebook and arrested him when he entered the building Tuesday afternoon hours before Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State address. A video posted on his Facebook page showed Molotov cocktails.

Police closed one entrance and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of the Smith's backpack outside.

No injuries were reported.

"A tragedy was avoided and our Capitol remains safe because of the actions of our officers yesterday," said Secretary Mike Huebsh in a news release.


Huebsh said he thanks all the law enforcement from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources, DOJ Department of Criminal Investigation, UW-Madison, City of Milwaukee and City of Madison for their assistance in Tuesday's events.

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