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Courthouse Shooting

4 years ago September 14, 2011 Sep 14, 2011 Wednesday, September 14 2011 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:47:07 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

Authorities in Crawford County, Arkansas say immediate security steps are being taken after a gunman stormed the historic courthouse on Tuesday and shot and wounded a judge's receptionist. The courthouse has six entrances, none with metal detectors and no guards. The detectors are only at the front doors of the two courtrooms in the building. The county's chief administrator says five entrances will be alarmed and locked when the courthouse reopens on Thursday. County Judge John Hall says he wants more sheriff's deputies to guard the one open entrance.  The Crawford County Courthouse is believed to be the oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi.

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