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Grays Harbor Stabbing/Shooting
Sun March 11, 2012
UPDATED: Grays Harbor County Courthouse Attack Leads to Lockdown and Manhunt
UPDATE: The suspect, Steven Daniel Kravetz, age 34, was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Olympia.
UPDATE: Authorities now say Judge David Edwards and Deputy Polly Davins are in stable condition and expected to survive.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano and nearby buildings are on lockdown following a shooting and stabbing this afternoon. Authorities are on a manhunt for the suspected attacker.
Russ Winger is a trooper with the State Patrol. He says the confrontation started outside of the building and two people were attacked.
Winger: “Apparently there was a situation that developed at the entrance. A female detective was supposedly shot. And at some point a judge stabbed in the neck. Unknown names on either of those two victims. They were supposedly at this time stable.”
Trooper Winger says the suspect fled on foot and might be hiding nearby.
The suspect’s name is Michael Eugene Thomas. Winger says he’s in his twenties, is well dressed and is possibly armed with a black handgun and a knife.
Winger says it’s not clear why Thomas was at the courthouse.
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