- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - 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 say a knife was stuck in the clerk’s podium which pinned threatening handwritten notes, including a restraining order that had been filed against him.

The sergeant-at-arms ran into the man in the chambers and called Capitol police. By the time officers arrived, he was gone.

He was later arrested at his home and booked into the Ramsey County Jail.

The 47-year-old man is charged with burglary and threatening violence.

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