SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say they won’t file charges against a Utah man who left an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol as part of a protest against gun violence.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Wednesday that he considered charging 31-year-old Cameron Crimefighter of Logan with disorderly conduct or other crimes, but he couldn’t charge the man without proving Crimefighter knew his actions were reckless, disruptive or threatening.
Gill says Crimefighter on Oct. 15 left an AK-47-style assault rifle in a box on the Capitol floor, along with olive branches, a torn National Rifle Association membership card and a list of victims from a school shooting in Oregon.
Capitol security evacuated the building for several hours while a bomb squad investigated.
No phone number is listed for Crimefighter.
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