Police seize guns over threats against attorney general

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Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:19 PM MST
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DENVER (AP) - Denver police used a relatively new state law to get a court order in November to seize the firearms of a man who allegedly threatened to kill Colorado’s attorney general last year.

Court records show police accused 28-year-old Bryce Shelby of making plans with an undercover FBI agent to shoot Attorney General Phil Weiser. Shelby has not been charged with a crime. But the so-called red flag law that took effect in 2020 allows law enforcement to seek a temporary removal of someone’s guns because they believe they are a threat to themselves or others.

Shelby’s lawyer declined to comment. 

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