N. Idaho candidate brandishes gun, gets arrested
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 58-year-old Boise woman with a history of bipolar disorder and who filed as a U.S. Congressional candidate was taken into custody after police say she threatened office store employees with a handgun.
Police say Cynthia Clinkingbeard was arrested Friday during a traffic stop on suspicion of three counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say two other adults inside the vehicle were unaware of what police say occurred at the store.
Clinkingbeard had filed as a Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative in District 1, which includes North Idaho.
KTVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ylamKj) that Clinkingbeard was a doctor specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism before her license was revoked in 2005 after authorities concluded her manic episodes were getting worse.