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Man with Gun in Downtown Baltimore, Courthouse Evacuated


BALTIMORE- The federal courthouse in downtown Baltimore was evacuated Thursday morning after a man with a gun was spotted in the area, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Officials say several blocks of downtown were blocked off near the courthouse until the man was taken into custody outside the building.

Officials say the man was spotted outside the U.S. District Courthouse, holding a gun to his head, and demanding to speak to the FBI. Officials say the man then spoke to an FBI representative by phone, and surrendered to U.S. marshals.

As a precaution, the marshals service says the courthouse was evacuated and the man's bags were cleared for potential explosives.

The courthouse re-opened shortly after 1 p.m.

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