Federal officer shot outside Phoenix courthouse


Authorities took a man into custody after shooting a federal officer outside a courtyard in Phoenix on Tuesday morning.

The FBI said that the injuries to the federal officer, who was killed at 11:30 a.m., were not life-threatening.

The FBI said in a statement that a person was detained in the case of an attack on a federal officer. The agency did not provide additional details.

The FBI said Tuesday afternoon that there was no information suggesting a continued threat to public safety, and that it was a continuing investigation and no other information could be released at that time.

Police said a court security officer was shot outside federal court in the city.

The guard’s bullet-resistant vest absorbed the impact, US Marshal David Gonzales said according to Phoenix’s NBC affiliate KPNX. The station reported that the officer was expected to recover.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted that he was praying for the officer’s full recovery.