Marshal shoots Utah defendant who rushed witness, feds say

Salt Lake City Federal Couthouse

(CNN) –A U.S. marshal shot a defendant in a federal courtroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday morning, a U.S. attorney’s spokeswoman says. The defendant was shot after he rushed a witness who was on the witness stand, the spokeswoman said.

A shooting happened Monday at a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, a U.S. attorney’s spokeswoman said.The shooting occurred during a gang-related trial that started Monday morning, according to Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney for Utah.

Details about the shooting weren’t immediately available.

CNN’s Amanda Watts contributed to this report.

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