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Injuries reported in suspected courthouse escape attempt

By February 11, 2014

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Police and firefighters talk after responding to reports at the Solano County Superior Court in downtown Fairfield. (Photo by Robinson Kuntz)

FAIRFIELD — An attempted escape Monday by a maximum-security inmate at the Solano County Superior Court building failed, but four people suffered injuries after the attack by the fire-extinguisher-wielding inmate, according to reports.

The inmate was in custody and scanner traffic indicated that four people were sent to NorthBay Medical Center with injuries, including the inmate.

At least one deputy was injured. It was unclear whether any of the other patients were officers, although some reports at the scene indicated that at least two officers were hurt.

Officers put up a perimeter around the building right after the incident, which happened a little before 11:30 a.m. But all inmates were reported accounted for – both in the jail and in the courthouses.

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Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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