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Accused Minn. courthouse gunman had been on trial

Man accused of injuring prosecutor, 2 others in Minn. courthouse shootings had been on trial By The Associated Press

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) ' A man suspected of shooting a prosecutor and two other people inside a northern Minnesota courthouse had been on trial on sexual misconduct charges.

Authorities say 42-year-old Daniel Schlienz (SHLINZ) was arrested shortly after the shootings Thursday at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais (muh-RAY'), a remote town near the Canadian border.

A Department of Public Safety spokesman says prosecutor Timothy Scannell and another victim were talking before they were taken to hospitals. The third victim was treated and released.

A spokeswoman for the Duluth hospital says Scannell suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Schlienz's trial was the only case on Thursday's court calendar. He'd been charged with criminal sexual conduct and nonconsensual sex contact.

Schlienz's father tells the Duluth News Tribune his son recently threatened suicide and "hated the prosecuting attorney."

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