Skokie courthouse attack that injured 4 deputies caught on surveillance video

SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Surveillance video captured an attack on Cook County Sheriff's deputies inside the Skokie Courthouse Wednesday morning.

Investigators say Jerome Townsel, 30, was waiting for a court appearance when he attacked a sheriff's deputy. Three other deputies jumped in to help subdue him and were struck in the face and head.

All four deputies were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

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Townsel later appeared in court on a criminal trespassing charge and was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Authorities said additional charges are expected in connection with this attack.
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