During a lunch break ahead of a major trial in Beaumont, Texas, a man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter allegedly opened fire with a high powered rifle, reportedly killing at least one person and wounding several others.
Police in Jefferson County told reporters that Bartholomew Granger, 41, engaged officers amid a hostage standoff near the courthouse steps just prior to the continuation of his trial, which had been ongoing since Monday.
His daughter reportedly testified against him on Tuesday, and was set to take the stand again.
The identity of his victims remains unclear, but KHOU.com in Houston reported that the victim who died was an elderly woman who was visiting the courthouse.
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