Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a news release that just after 12:40 p.m., 41-year-old Jamie Lamar Green of Cartersville walked in the main courthouse entrance, and prior to walking through the security checkpoint, pulled out a knife and cut his own neck.
Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies manning the security checkpoint immediately challenged Green and ultimately shot him once with a Taser before taking control of him, the release says.
Green sustained a serious injury to his neck and was taken by ambulance to a metro area hospital for treatment and evaluation.
He was at the courthouse for court hearings in connection with a May 30, 2012, arrest in Bartow County on charges of aggravated child molestation, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
No one other than Green was injured during the incident. The courthouse remained operational and entrance foot traffic was temporarily re-routed while this incident was investigated.
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