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The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared Donald Trump unfit to run for president in the state, but the police have not yet made any connection with this case.

Agence France-Presse

A gunman forced his way into the Colorado Supreme Court building, opening fire and causing significant damage before being arrested, police said Tuesday local.

This court recently declared Donald Trump unfit to run for president in the state, but the connection with the shooting has not been proven, said police in Colorado, in the western United States.

The events took place in Denver during the night from Monday to Tuesday. The man, whose identity has not been released, was involved in a car accident during which he pointed his rifle at another driver.

He then shot out a window of the Supreme Court building, threatening an unarmed security guard.

The suspect progressed to the sixth floor of the building, where he opened fire several times, according to police.

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He surrendered to law enforcement about two hours later.

There is significant and widespread damage to the building. The investigation is still ongoing, said the police, who did not report any injuries.

For the moment , it is believed to be unrelated to previous threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices, she added.

The Colorado Supreme Court declared Donald Trump ineligible for the presidency on December 19 due to his attitude during the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. This decision, which caused shock, was followed by another similar one taken by the US state of Maine on December 28.

The Supreme Court of the United States – the highest court in the country – should be called upon to decide this question in the coming months.

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