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Shots reported outside eastern Ohio courthouse


BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — There are reports of shots fired outside an eastern Ohio county courthouse. A clerk says a sheriff's deputy shot out the tire of a man trying to flee arrest.

No other details were available immediately. The Belmont County sheriff's office says it has no information to release yet.

Court clerk Donna Cottage says there were no shots fired inside the courthouse Thursday morning. She says a suspect ran out of a courtroom and was trying to escape. She says he was taken into custody.

There was no immediate word on whether he or anyone else was wounded in the community near the West Virginia border.

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