By Jim Melwert
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A man was shot and killed after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy at the Chester County Justice Center, according to District Attorney Tom Hogan.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
DA Hogan says the suspect appears to be the same man who jumped the White House fence earlier this year.
The DA says Curtis Smith, of Coatesville, was fatally wounded by a sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly attacked another deputy with a knife.
A witness says the man burst through the doors of the Chester County Justice Center yelling, “I’m gonna getcha.”
The stabbing victim is being treated for wounds to his hand and arm.READ MORE: Reports Of Explosions Following 2-Alarm House Fire In Chester
Chopper 3 was over the scene of the shooting on 200 block of W. Market Street in West Chester.
Authorities say the incident occurred just before noon Tuesday.
District Attorney Hogan says the Justice Center was evacuated after a lockdown to secure the scene, and it is closed for the remainder of the day.
He says, “Unfortunately, because of incidents like this across the country, we have learned how to deal with an attack in a courthouse.”MORE NEWS: Police Standoff Ends In Holmesburg With Armed Woman Taken Into Custody
The incident is under investigation.