Handcuffed man severely injures himself diving from second-floor courthouse railing

A man facing drug charges bolted from a courtroom in Utah and flung himself over a railing.PlayKTVX
WATCH Handcuffed man leaps over courthouse railing

A 35-year-old man bolted from a Utah courtroom on Thursday, flinging himself over a second-floor railing and severely injuring himself.

Christopher Clay Rudd bloodied his face and looked dazed after landing awkwardly following his leap, security footage from the courthouse shows.

A court spokesman told the Associated Press that Rudd fractured his skull, also breaking a leg and his pelvis.

Rudd was in court in Spanish Fork for failing to follow through on court-ordered treatment, and he may face additional charges for attempting to flee, the AP reported.

Rudd did not have an attorney, according to court filings.

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