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Published: Monday, 1/4/2010

2 guards shot in Las Vegas federal building


LAS VEGAS — A deputy U.S. marshal says at least two federal marshals were shot and a gunman was apprehended after gunfire broke out in the lobby of a federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas.

Chief Deputy Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin said Monday she didn't have immediate information about the condition of the marshals. But she says authorities had a shooter in custody.

Irwin says it appeared a shotgun was used during the confrontation.

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