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Deputy shot in leg at Georgia courthouse; suspect dead -local TV


ATLANTA -- A sheriff's deputy was shot in the leg today at the courthouse in Cumming, Georgia, and a suspect in the incident was dead, WSB-TV news reported.

The deputy's injuries did not appear life-threatening, the station said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm details of the incident with local police and sheriff's officials.

The courthouse, about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, was evacuated and remained closed as police searched for possible explosives, the station said.

The injured deputy is a 25-year veteran of the sheriff's department, according to reports. (Reporting by David Beasley; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Scott Malone and Jim Loney)

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