The state employee allegedly involved in a balloon-stabbing incident at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Monday is arrested Thursday by the Capitol Police for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, according to the Department of Administration.
A woman had brought the red, heart-shaped Mylar balloon to the regularly scheduled sing-along in the rotunda, a daily event in protest of Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law. The state worker allegedly tried to pop the balloon with a knife, and hurt himself in the process, dripping blood on the Capitol floor in front of the Supreme Court chambers. An argument ensued with alleged physical contact.
The case is now before the Dane County District Attorney, who says he’ll review the case before making a decision to charge the man. The employee is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.