Ten Commandments attack suspect being evaluated

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol is under mental evaluation.

Capt. George Brown says the man was taken to a mental facility and investigators will coordinate with the Oklahoma County district attorney Monday for possible criminal charges.

Brown did not immediately return a phone call for additional comment on Saturday.

The U.S. Secret Service said the suspect was detained Friday after showing up at a federal building in Oklahoma City, rambling, making derogatory statements about President Barack Obama, admitting to damaging the monument and saying Satan told him to do so.

The privately-funded monument was erected in 2012. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has sued to have it removed.

 

 

 

 

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