A man caused a stir at the Wisconsin Capitol when he entered with a loaded handgun, demanding to see Governor Tony Evers. This incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. However, since the governor was not present, the man’s request couldn’t be fulfilled. He was promptly arrested for openly carrying a firearm, a violation of Capitol regulations.

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To legally carry a weapon in the Capitol, it must be concealed, and the person should possess a valid permit. In this case, the man didn’t have the necessary concealed carry permit, leading to his arrest. He was taken into custody but later posted bail.

In a surprising turn of events, the man returned to the Capitol grounds after it had closed, around 9 p.m., carrying a loaded assault-style rifle and a collapsible police baton in his backpack. He reiterated his demand to meet with the governor and was once again apprehended.

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Following the incident, Governor Evers assured reporters that Capitol Police had everything under control. He refrained from discussing any potential alterations to his security measures or those at the Capitol, emphasizing the confidentiality of such matters. This episode is part of a broader trend of threats against public officials, with Evers having been previously targeted in 2022.

As of now, no immediate changes to security protocols at the Capitol or for the governor have been announced. The Capitol remains accessible to the public without metal detectors between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.