Handcuffed man jumps over railing at Utah courthouse

A handcuffed man appearing in front of a Utah judge bolted from the courtroom and threw himself over a railing to the floor below, KSTU reported.

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Christopher Clay Rudd, 35, was appearing before a judge “for an order to show cause for skipping out on his rehab,” a spokesman for Utah State Courts said.

Security camera images showed Rudd run out of the courtroom and throw himself over a railing at the Spanish Fork Courthouse, KSTU reported.

Another security camera showed a bailiff attempting to break Rudd’s fall. Rudd appeared to be bleeding from a head wound after he hit the floor, KSTU reported.

Rudd was arrested April 26 by police on charges of theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. He also faces drug-related charges.

Rudd will return to court on May 21, Good4Utah reported.

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