UPDATE: Man dies after being shot by US marshal at federal courthouse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI says a defendant has died after being shot by a U.S. marshal during an attack on a witness during a trial in federal court in Salt Lake City.

The FBI said 25-year-old Siale Angilau died Monday at a hospital. The agency says Angilau was shot in the chest as he rushed the witness with a pen in an aggressive, threatening manner.

Authorities said Angilau, who had not been restrained in the courtroom, was shot several times in front of a jury that had been selected on Friday.

Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2010 accusing gang members of assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offenses.


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Authorities say a U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant in a federal courthouse who rushed a witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City.

FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said Monday that Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound.

Authorities say the shooting occurred in connection with a gang-related trial.

No other details were immediately available.

The case was being heard in U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell's courtroom.


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A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney in Utah says a shooting has left at least one person injured at a federal courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City police were called to the U.S. District Court building about 9:45 a.m. Monday, and witnesses told the Salt Lake Tribune they saw someone carried out of the courthouse on a stretcher.

U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said the shooting happened in connection with a gang-related trial.

Rydalch didn't immediately say if the shooter was in custody.

The case was being heard in U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell's courtroom.


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