White House fence jumper killed after attacking deputy with a knife at Pa. courthouse

White House fence jumper killed after attacking deputy with a knife at Pa. courthouse

A man who once jumped the fence at the White House was shot and killed at the Chester County Justice Center by a sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday after attacking another deputy with a knife.

The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Curtis Smith of Coatesville, Pa.

Investigators say Smith entered the Justice Center at approximately 11:50 a.m. with a knife, ran past security and started attacking a sheriff’s deputy, slashing him.

Reiley Aikman witnessed the attack, and tells us, “He said, ‘I’m gonna get ya, I’m gonna get ya.’ He ran right through the door, right through security, and I hear ‘POP, POP.’ And it was the sheriff shooting him.”

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The district attorney said another deputy opened fire, shooting Smith.

Smith was rushed to Paoli Hospital but later died.

The deputy who was attacked sustained injuries to his arm and hand. He was transported to Chester County Hospital and then flown to a trauma unit. He is currently in stable condition.

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