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Assemblyman Brooks wields sword, hospitalized

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Metro police confirmed on Friday that Assemblyman Steven Brooks, who was arrested last week for allegedly threatening a fellow lawmaker, was hospitalized for a mental evaluation following a domestic disturbance at the Las Vegas home of his grandmother.

Legislative police, who had been watching over Brooks, called Metro police to the residence, on Westcliff Drive in northwest Las Vegas, shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday.

Brooks became involved in a disturbance with family members. Brooks was described as exhibiting bizarre behavior and a spokesperson for Legislative police told FOX5 he was wielding a sword. There were no injuries reported.

Police decided an arrest was not warranted. Instead, Brooks was released to medical personnel and he was transported to a hospital.

The evaluation was needed, police said, to make sure Brooks is not a threat to himself or others.

Stay with FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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