Two deputies injured by inmate at Virginia courthouse

December 30, 2009 11:52:21 AM PST
Authorities say an inmate shot a deputy and stabbed another in a holding cell at a northern Virginia courthouse. Deputy County Administrator Catherine Heritage says the deputies were taken to a hospital in stable condition after the altercation Wednesday at the Fauquier County courthouse. The inmate was being questioned.

Fauquier County sheriff's Lt. James Hartman says the male inmate was awaiting a hearing when the attack occurred around 1 p.m.

One deputy was shot in the leg, and the other was stabbed in the face.

Hartman says the inmate took the gun from one of the deputies, but it's not clear what he used to inflict the stab wound.


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