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Man arrested at state Capitol after shouting threats

DENVER (AP) ” A man shouting threats and saying he was on drugs was subdued and arrested at the state Capitol on Monday, a witness and authorities said.

Authorities said the man did not appear to be armed. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Jeff Osenkowski, a construction worker who was at the Capitol, said the man appeared to be carrying a soda bottle when he tried to enter the building.



“He yelled, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ He was yelling about drugs. He pointed to me and said he was going to kill me,” Osenkowski said.

“He said people on drugs don’t feel pain. He was threatening to kill everybody,” Osenkowski said.



After Colorado State Patrol troopers subdued the man, he shouted, “Kill me, kill me, give me death now,” Osenkowski said.

It was the second disruption at the Capitol in less than four months. On July 16, a state patrolman shot and killed a gunman outside Gov. Bill Ritter’s office after he displayed a weapon and said, “I am the emperor.”

Ritter was inside the office during that incident but was not injured.


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