Nevada lawmaker facing threat case hospitalized
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A lawyer says a Nevada state Assemblyman who was scheduled to explain his weekend arrest on allegations that he threatened at least one state Assembly party leader is hospitalized in Las Vegas.
Attorney Mitchell Posin tells The Associated Press that Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks is being checked for internal bleeding, possibly related to a pre-existing condition.
Brooks never went to Carson City, where reporters gathered for a 10 a.m. Tuesday news conference that Brooks had scheduled at his Assembly office.
Posin says Brooks is innocent and that there's more to the allegations than have been reported so far.
Posin isn't providing details.
Brooks was arrested Saturday by North Las Vegas police on a charge of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence. He's due in court next Monday.