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Man Gets into Broward Courthouse with Gun

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A deputy chased Marin Stroia upstairs Friday where he sat on the floor -- a single bullet in the gun. Judge Joel Lazarus pleaded with Stroia to put the gun down so they could talk. The 59-year-old surrendered and was charged with aggravated assault.

Lazarus said he was upset about his divorce and needed someone
to listen.

Witnesses said earlier they watched Stroia step out of line and try to bypass courthouse metal detectors. He slipped through the exit door as someone was leaving.

Court deputies say they frequently stop people from trying to enter through the exits. They're advocating to have lockable, one-way revolving exit doors installed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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