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Federal official shot dead in front of Phoenix Courthouse



One person was taken into custody after a federal official was shot and killed outside a Phoenix courthouse Tuesday morning.

The injuries to the federal official, who was hit around 11:30 a.m., were not life threatening, the FBI and police said.

One person was detained in connection with an attack on a federal official, the FBI said in a statement. The agency did not provide any additional information.

The FBI said Tuesday afternoon that there was no information suggesting an ongoing threat to public safety and that the investigation was ongoing and no further information could be released at this time.

A court security officer was shot dead in the city̵

7;s federal court, police said.

The guard’s bulletproof vest absorbed the impact, said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales, according to NBC subsidiary KPNX of Phoenix. The station reported that the officer should be fine.

Arizona governor Doug Ducey tweeted he prayed for the official’s full recovery.




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