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Security cameras capture man throwing himself off second floor of Spanish Fork courthouse

Posted at 1:36 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:16:51-04

Viewer Discretion Advised SPANISH FORK, Utah — Security camera images show a handcuffed man running out of a courtroom and throwing himself over a railing to the floor below at a courthouse in Spanish Fork.

A spokesman for Utah State Courts identified the man as 35-year-old Christopher Clay Rudd, who was supposed to be appearing before a judge "for an order to show cause for skipping out on his rehab."

Mug shot: Christopher Clay Rudd

The security camera images also show a bailiff attempting to break Rudd's fall, and Rudd appeared to have been bleeding from a head wound after the fall.

Mapleton Police arrested Rudd on April 26 for theft, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and drug-related charges.

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