Man Wounded After Firing Shotgun At NY Courthouse

Published February 8, 2012 4:36PM (EST)

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who fired a shotgun at an upstate New York courthouse has been wounded by a court officer, who suffered a graze wound to his arm.

Eyewitnesses tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that a gunman was spotted on the steps of Middletown City Hall at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. They say he then ran to City Court, where he fired once into the entrance door before being shot.

A spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration tells The Associated Press the man opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun.

He says two court officers were taken to the hospital for treatment of trauma that wasn't physical.

The gunman was also taken to a hospital. His name and condition aren't being released by authorities.

By Salon Staff

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