Assemblyman arrested in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (KRNV & Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested after threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Brooks was arrested yesterday with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick. He was taken into Las Vegas City Jail on one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.

In the wake of the arrest, Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus Brendan Summers released a statement saying, "We understand an investigation is currently ongoing and we have no further comment at this time."