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Capitol security could change after armed man rifled through lawmakers’ desks

The intrusion of an armed open-carry advocate who blended in with an evening Cub Scout tour of the Idaho House and then used the opportunity to rifle through lawmakers desks in the House chamber, go through trash cans and photograph papers has state lawmakers considering tougher security measures in the state Capitol, Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey reports. “Events like that should disturb all Idahoans,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. “It certainly disturbed me.” You can see Popkey’s full report here, including a link to video of the incident.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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