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Bailiffs kill armed suspect inside Florida courthouse

ST. PETERSBURG – Bailiffs shot and killed a man who had recently returned from an Air Force deployment after authorities say he opened fire in the lobby of a downtown courthouse Wednesday afternoon.Glen Lee Powell, 30, entered the courthouse shortly after 1 p.m. and approached a security checkpoint wearing a backpack. A deputy ordered him to remove the backpack and place it on a conveyer belt, but he instead threw it on the ground and opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun in the lobby in front of at least four others, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Bordner said.Deputies B.J. Lyons and Deputy Marvin Glover returned fire, seriously wounding Powell, who later died at a St. Petersburg hospital. Lyons, a 58-year-old firearms instructor, was treated at a hospital for a shoulder wound and released later that day. No one else was injured, Bordner said.A representative speaking for Powell’s family said he was returning divorce papers due at the courthouse Wednesday. Full Story: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/sfl-0507bailiffshooting,0,4744266.story

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