UPDATE: Man who left rifle at capitol named

Man sought after evacuations at Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 15, 2015 | Image courtesy Utah Department of Public Safety, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY -He caused the evacuation of the Utah State Capitol Thursday by leaving a rifle in the middle of the rotunda, wrapped like a gift with a message inside.

Department of Public Safety investigators said 31-year-old Cameron Carl Crimefighter (that is his legal name), of Cache Valley, left the semi-automatic rifle at the Capitol Thursday afternoon and after he saw reports about it on the news, he contacted authorities.

Authorities then headed to Cache Valley to talk to Crimefighter at about 10:45 p.m.

Officers determined he was not a threat to the public and left.

“He’s indicated he is promoting anti-gun violence, he’s against gun violence and he’s concerned with recent victims, shootings that have occurred,” Utah DPS Maj. Brian Redd said. “Law enforcement never wants to restrict people from being able to protest but it has to be done in a way that does not cause alarm and obviously this caused some public alarm. We’re reviewing all statutes, we don’t know exactly now what may or may not apply.”

No charges have been filed but officials have not ruled out the possibility.

Officials said Crimefighter is a legal gun owner and did not break any laws when he left the unloaded firearm at the Capitol.

However, authorities said there is a better way to convey the anti-gun violence message.

Read more at Fox 13 Now.

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  • anybody home October 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    The young woman from Texas has the right away – carry a … instead of a gun. If it’s legal to carry a gun, it’s legal to carry a …. Or as she put it: …s, not Glocks. Brilliant.
    Ed. ellipses.

  • ladybugavenger October 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    AH….we have to fill in the blank….can I buy a vowel?

  • ladybugavenger October 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’ll buy am O, and spin the wheel….id like a C please….

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