Minnesota Capitol intruder left behind knife, threatening signs, charge says
Two days after Minnesota’s legislative session ended, an intruder entered the State Capitol’s House chambers seeking to meet with a senator. When no one showed up, he pinned threatening messages on handwritten signs to the clerk’s podium using a large knife, according to charges filed Wednesday.
The man, Robert Joseph Anderson, 47, of Minneapolis, slipped through the Capitol’s active construction zone, which is closed to the public, and wrote messages that were “cryptic but disturbing. They made references to religion, war on his family and murders,” according to a criminal complaint.