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US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

Monday - 4/21/2014, 4:30pm  ET

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant in a federal courthouse who rushed a witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City.

FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said Monday that Siale Angilau (SEE'-ah-lay ANG'-uh-lau) was hospitalized with at least one chest wound.

Authorities say the shooting occurred in connection with a gang-related trial.

No other details were immediately available.

The case was being heard in U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell's courtroom.


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