Monday 24 September 2018

In Video: Watch as handcuffed defendant plunges over balcony in court escape bid

Christopher Clay Rudd, who was facing drugs charges, broke his leg and pelvis and fractured his skull in the fall.

Christopher Rudd on the floor of the Utah courthouse after his escape bid (Utah State Courts/AP)
Christopher Rudd on the floor of the Utah courthouse after his escape bid (Utah State Courts/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Security camera footage from a Utah courthouse shows a defendant in handcuffs running out of a courtroom, flipping over a railing and falling to the ground two floors below.

In the video, Christopher Clay Rudd, who was facing drugs charges, appears to be dazed or unconscious after he lands.

State courts spokesman Geoffrey Fattah said the 35-year-old broke his leg and pelvis and fractured his skull.

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