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Ex-Nevada Lawmaker Accused Of Threatening Police Officers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a former Nevada Assemblyman has been arrested for allegedly threatening Las Vegas police officers.

Steven Brooks appeared in court Tuesday on charges of assault on a protected person by a prisoner, intimidating a public official and disorderly conduct.

He remains jailed on a $8,000 bond.

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It was unclear Wednesday if Brooks has a lawyer yet.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the 47-year-old Brooks was arrested Sunday after allegedly instigating a quarrel with two people at a grocery store.

Police say Brooks then threatened responding police officers and their families, saying he had a firearm.

In February 2013, Brooks was arrested for a domestic dispute with his estranged wife.

The Nevada Assembly voted to oust the embattled Democrat a month later, the first legislative expulsion in state history.