Police: Gov. Nixon was target of stabbing

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 9:27 a.m. CDT; updated 8:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Police say a man accused of stabbing a Kansas City college official had intended to attack Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday that Casey Brezik told police he wanted to attack the governor because he was a top government official.

Snapp says that when detectives told him he had actually stabbed a dean at Penn Valley Community College, Brezik appeared upset about getting the wrong person.

Brezik, of Raytown, faces two counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. A judge has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

The attack, Tuesday, occurred shortly before Nixon was to speak at the college. Nixon had not yet arrived, and the event was canceled.


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