FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the person was acquitted on one charge and convicted on another charge. He was to be taken into custody.
Federal officials said a man in a trial in Fargo, North Dakota, cut his throat in a courtroom on Monday and died. North Dakota US Marshal Dallas Carlson said the incident occurred when the jury handed down a ‘Partial Dakota’ verdict against the man who faced terrorism-related charges. Carlson said that the man had a sharp weapon which was probably made of plastic.
Carlson said the jury had left the court room but US District Judge Peter Welte, court staff and others witnessed the incident. Court security officers and deputy marshals made efforts to save lives in the court room. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the person was acquitted on one charge and convicted on another charge. He was about to be taken into custody.
Throat was cut as soon as he left the court room of the jury
Smith said that he committed suicide after hearing the verdict and after the jury left the court room. He said that he does not know in which charge the man was convicted. Court documents show that last week, Welte was presiding over a jury trial for a North Dakota man accused of negligence and assault who allegedly crushed someone with a jeep. The man also faced a charge of terror on charges of possessing arms.
FBI started investigation
Welte had filed a court document during the deliberations on Monday. He did not share the message left in his chamber on Thursday. Smith said that the FBI has started an investigation. He said that we need to officially document what happened today in the federal court room. He said that whatever your questions are, we also have them. What was the Spiked Weapon? How did he come to the courtroom?
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