Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, a Democrat from North Las Vegas, had made public threats toward Nevada Assembly Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick. The Las Vegas Sun said Brooks was upset about the committee posts he was given by Kirkpatrick.
Police said Brooks was arrested following a traffic stop in North Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. Police said he had a loaded gun in the car and had threatened to shoot Kirkpatrick.
He has been charged with one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.