DENVER – A man shouting threats was subdued and arrested at the state Capitol on Monday morning, less than four months after a trooper shot and killed an armed man inside the building, witnesses and authorities said.
The man detained Monday said he was on drugs, shattered the window in a locked door, and threatened to kill people around him, witnesses said.
He did not appear to be armed, and there were no reports of injuries, authorities said.
Jeff Osenkowski, a construction worker, said the man appeared to be carrying a soda bottle when he tried to enter the building. He wasn't sure if the man used that bottle to shatter the door glass.
"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.
After officers subdued the man, he shouted "Kill me, kill me, give me death now," Osenkowski said.
On July 16, a member of Gov. Bill Ritter's security detail shot and killed an armed man outside Ritter's office after he shouted, "I am the emperor and I'm here to take over state government."
Ritter was inside the office when the shooting took place but was not injured.