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Utah police say they've found man who left rifle at Capitol

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Utah authorities say they found, questioned and released a man who prompted an evacuation of the state Capitol when he left a package with an unloaded rifle on the floor and walked away.
   State Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper says 31-year-old Cameron Carl Crimefighter told troopers that his actions were a demonstration against gun violence.
   Hopper says troopers do not think the man is a threat to public safety after questioning him Thursday night.
   Security footage from Thursday afternoon shows a man entering the Capitol, kneeling and placing a long box underneath the rotunda. He laid a wreath on top.
   A bomb squad found an unloaded semi-automatic rifle inside the box.
   Hopper says troopers are still investigating the event. They aren't sure if Crimefighter will be charged with a crime.
 

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