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5 arrests in Capitol on day of court arguments


MADISON (WKOW) -- Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs says five people were arrested at the state Capitol as the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether it should take the case over the collective bargaining law.

Tubbs says four people were arrested for disorderly conduct after they tried to enter the Capitol without stopping for police clearance through metal detectors.  A fifth person was arrested for trying to prop open a door, presumably so others could enter to avoid police.

Tubbs says no issues have been reported in the Supreme Court chamber where the arguments were going on. Passage of the bill at issue attracted tens of thousands of people to the Capitol in February and March.

Chief Tubbs adds they're also helping with security for Walkerville. So far they've only assisted with noise complaints.

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