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Police: Suspect assaulted officers at Wake courthouse

Posted January 15, 2010 8:28 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2010 7:14 a.m. EST

— The Wake County Courthouse was put on lockdown Friday afternoon after a man attacked Raleigh police officers during his trial for an Aug. 20, 2009, armed robbery, police said.

Tawaunn Grady Jackson, 24, assaulted the officers in a third-floor courtroom but was quickly brought under control, Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. No one was injured, and Jackson remains in custody.

The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending, Sughrue said.

Jackson has previous convictions for attempted armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession with intent to sell, according to state Department of Correction records.