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Judge, Detective Shot in Court

A man stabbed a judge and shot a detective in a courthouse in Washington state Friday and fled before he could be apprehended. A search is on now for the man, who carried out his assault in the small town of Montesano, 70 miles from Seattle. The assailant, identified as Michael Thomas, was being sought by police and SWAT teams Friday evening, and businesses and schools in the town had locked down. Thomas allegedly entered the courthouse with a briefcase in hand, then attacked a female detective by shooting and stabbing her, then stabbed superior court Judge Dave Edwards in the neck. Both victims were said to be in stable condition.

March 9, 2012 9:05 PM