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Courthouse shooting reported in Washington state

Deputy, judge reportedly wounded in courthouse shooting in Wash. town; gunman at large By The Associated Press

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) ' An attack at a courthouse in Washington state wounded a deputy and a judge on Friday, and police were looking for a suspect, according to initial reports from the state patrol.

Much of the tiny town of Montesano was on lockdown, and authorities asked a radio station to tell residents to lock their doors and stay inside. Authorities were looking for one man who may be armed with a pistol.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the attack included a shooting and stabbing, but he did not know the extent of the injuries at the Grays County Courthouse, about 90 miles southwest of Seattle.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital spokesman David Quigg told The Aberdeen Daily World newspaper that Judge David Edwards was in satisfactory condition. No other details were immediately available.

Kathie Wilson, who works at a law firm half a block from the courthouse, said her office locked their doors after getting a call from her daughter-in-law, who was locked in a school while picking her child.

"Everybody in our area has called each other, locking down, we are all watching and waiting to see when everything is OK," Wilson said.

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