Courthouse Firefight in Georgia

Catastrophe averted as lone sheriff stops an anti-government extremist bent on mass murder.
2:02 | 06/07/14

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And now to Georgia where the streets outside a county courthouse were quiet after a bloody shoot-out on its steps. Tonight we're learning more about the gunman and his arsenal of weapons and the hero who kept him from using them. ABC's Steve osunsami is there. Reporter: Today the lone shefr's deputy who confronted a gunman who tried to drive into the front of this Georgia courthouse is facing additional surgery but already saying he's ready to go back to work. Just before lunch this was the sound of the gun fight outside the for sight county courthouse north of Atlanta recorded on a cell phone. Police say den minis marks was behind the wheel of this silver SUV carrying an assault rifle, tear gas, pepper spray, two handguns, a bomb, and flex ties that he planned to use to restrain people. Authorities say this Orange smoke is from the smoke grenades he hoped would stop police. He came here for the purpose of occupying the courthouse it appears. Reporter: Deputy Daniel Russ was working security outside the busy courthouse and was shot in the leg, but he shot back. Police say he kept this gunman

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