Monday, July 16, 2007

Nutjob shot dead in Colorado state capitol

From The Denver Post:

State troopers shot and killed an armed man who attempted to enter Gov. Bill Ritter's office inside the state Capitol this afternoon.

The man claimed that "he was the emperor, and he was here to take over state government," said Ritter's spokesman, Evan Dreyer.

Ritter was in his office at the time but was not involved in the shooting at about 2:25 p.m. today.

State troopers, who provide security inside the statehouse, ordered the man to drop his gun. He didn't, and they shot him. The man died where he fell.

The man's identity has not been released. Neither Ritter nor anyone else was injured, Dreyer said.

The headline on Drudge just said "shots fired in Colorado state capitol"

This worried me a bit since I know that Hyunchback is planning to move out of the state and just might have decided to leave them something to remember him by. But then I saw that the man identified himself as the emperor and knew that it couldn't be Hyunchback as he is more the "supreme overlord" type.