Inmate shot after deputy was stabbed


DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — WCIA has new details about the state police response at the Vermilion County Courthouse Friday morning.

Emergency personnel were on scene.

The courthouse went on lockdown just after 10 a.m.

Witnesses say police shot the inmate after the prisoner stabbed a deputy.

The sheriff’s office says the inmate was in a holding cell on the first floor of the courthouse.

The deputy was moving the inmate between holding cells when the inmate stabbed the deputy.

The deputy was stabbed several times in the face.

The inmate was then shot.

The deputy and inmate were taken to OSF Hospital in Danville.

No word on the condition of the inmate who was shot.

State police are investigating.

Hear from someone who was inside the courthouse at the time of the shooting.

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