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Security reviewed in Olmsted County courtrooms

  • Associated Press
  • April 26, 2013 - 7:22 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Security procedures are being reviewed at the Olmsted County Government Center after a defendant tried to harm himself with a razor blade during a court appearance.

Authorities say the 77-year-old defendant is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after trying to cut his wrist during his sentencing for a sex crime Thursday. The man's attorney jumped on him and two probation officers helped take away the razor blade. KTTC-TV ( http://bit.ly/12sfn50) reports the man did not suffer serious injuries.

Sheriff Dave Mueller says metal detectors are among the security measures under discussion.

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Information from: KTTC-TV, http://www.kttc.com

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