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Assemblyman Steven Brooks exits the Nevada Legislative building on Tuesday in a hood and walking cane. (Video capture of Las Vegas Sun clip)
Legislative security ushers Brooks to an awaiting car. (Video capture of Las Vegas Sun clip)
CARSON CITY, NV (FOX5) -
A Nevada lawmaker who was charged with threatening a colleague resurfaced at the state's legislative offices after being admitted to the hospital.
A video posted by the Las Vegas Sun showed Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, in a hood using a walking cane as he left the Carson City offices on Tuesday.
In the Sun's video, several reporters are heard asking questions to Brooks, including one on whether he intends to retire. Brooks made no comment in the clip.
Brooks was accompanied by Legislative security to an awaiting vehicle outside.
Brooks was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital some time after being arrested Saturday and being released from North Las Vegas police custody on Sunday. His lawyer said he was admitted for internal bleeding.
The hospitalization also forced Brooks to cancel a planned news conference on Tuesday in Carson City, in which he was expected to address the charges against him.
Meanwhile, North Las Vegas police held a news conference of their own, also on Tuesday, to clarify Brooks' arrest.
"The only charges that we've brought for Assemblyman Brooks were for threats that he made to (Assembly) Speaker Kirkpatrick," said Sgt. Tim Bedwell, a spokesman for the North Las Vegas Police Department.
During a media conference, the department revealed Brooks never directly threatened Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, a fellow state Democrat. Instead, police said Brooks told others he meant to do her physical harm.
Bedwell noted Brooks faces a felony charge since it was a threat toward a public official. Police also said a firearm was found in Brooks' car when he was arrested on Jan. 19
Brooks is due in court on Jan. 28.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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