Shootout in Michigan; 2 bailiffs, attacker killed

By: | Published: July 12, 2016 3:48 AM

Two court bailiffs were killed and some others injured in a shootout outside a courthouse in the US state of Michigan, media reports said.

Two court bailiffs were killed and some others injured in a shootout outside a courthouse in the US state of Michigan, media reports said.

The shootout occurred yesterday afternoon outside the Berrien County courthouse in St Joseph, Michigan, in which the two bailiffs were killed, Sheriff Paul Bailey said, adding the suspect attacker was also gunned down, CNN said.

A sheriff’s deputy was also shot and several civilians were injured, Bailey said. They have been hospitalised, he said.

“The courthouse is secured and the scene is rendered safe. No further victims are involved,” Bailey said.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said police have secured the incident spot and started probe into the shooting.

“MSP has secured the scene at the Berrien County courthouse and started its investigation into the shooting that occurred this afternoon,” he said in a tweet.

“I’m en route to St. Joe for a briefing on the situation in Berrien County from Sheriff Bailey. Please keep those affected in your prayers. (sic),” Snyder said in another tweet.

Last week five police officers were killed in Dallas by an Army veteran “protesting” the fatal police shootings of two black men in the US states of Louisiana and Minnesota.

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