Handcuffed man runs from courtroom and jumps from second floor balcony

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Handcuffed man flings himself off courthouse second story in escape attempt (KTRK)

A man in Utah jumped off a second floor courthouse balcony after running from a courtroom Wednesday.

Officials say 35-year-old Christopher Clay Rudd was making an appearance for violating the terms of a court mandated drug treatment program. At one point, he abruptly got up and ran out.

He then jumped over a railing and crashed to the floor near the entrance, where officers were waiting.

According to police, he is hospitalized with a broken leg and pelvis and a fractured skull.

Authorities say it's not clear if he was attempting to escape or trying to hurt himself.

He could face more charges stemming from the incident.
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