By Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — State officials are lauding Capitol Police for acting quickly in a bomb threat that evacuated portions of the Capitol Tuesday and landed a Milwaukee man in jail on six felony counts.
Kvon Smith, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student, remained in custody Wednesday at the Dane County jail, facing tentative charges of:
- Four felony counts of possession of Molotov cocktails
- One felony count of creating a bomb scare
- One felony count of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
- One misdemeanor of Disorderly Conduct
Law enforcement were tipped off about threats Smith allegedly made on his Facebook page about coming to the Capitol to “do harm,” according to the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. Smith was apprehended in the rotunda, and told police he had a Molotov cocktail in his backpack.
“A tragedy was avoided and our Capitol remains safe because of the actions of our officers yesterday,” said DOA Secretary Mike Huebsh.
Huebsh thanked law enforcement from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources, the state Department of Justice’s Department of Criminal Investigation, U.W. Madison, the City of Milwaukee, and City of Madison for their assistance.
Smith was arrested last month in Madison on charges of resisting an officer and causing substantial bodily harm to an officer, a felony, according to online court records. He posted $200 bail and was released.
The Dane County District Attorney’s office would only say the case still is being reviewed and Smith has yet to be charged.