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Man arrested for making Capitol threat

MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Department of Administration says Capitol Police arrested a man who made a threat to do harm at the Capitol.

On Tuesday, police received information that Kvon Smith had posted on his Facebook page that he was going to come to the Capitol to do harm, but the threat was not made against anyone in particular.

Security was already high because of Tuesday night's State of the State address, but the Capitol Police Department brought in additional officers from the Wisconsin State Patrol, DNR, the DOJ's Department of Criminal Investigation and the UW-Madison Police Department.

Police say Smith entered the Capitol and was arrested in the rotunda. During his arrest, authorities say Smith stated he had a Molotov cocktail in his backpack.

The backpack was taken outside and the Dane County bomb squad was called in to investigate its contents.

Capitol police asked staff in offices facing Wisconsin Ave. to evacuate as a precaution as the contents of the backpack are identified.

The Department of Administration says Kvon Smith is in custody and charges are pending.

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