Skip to main content

Virginia inmate attacked deputies, officials say

Click to play
Virginia courthouse attack
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Inmate was in courthouse holding cell awaiting hearing on robbery charges
  • One deputy was shot and another stabbed in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Inmate was apprehended, is in detention center, official says
RELATED TOPICS
  • Virginia

(CNN) -- An inmate stabbed one deputy and shot another Wednesday in a holding cell in a Virginia courthouse, a sheriff's department said.

Lt. James Hartman of the Fauquier County sheriff's office said inmate George Golder Phillips, 30, stabbed a deputy in the face and shot another in the leg at Fauquier County courthouse in Warrenton, Virginia.

The attack occurred in a holding cell; Phillips was awaiting a hearing on bank robbery charges.

Further details were not immediately available.

Hartman said the deputy who was shot was airlifted to a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, and the other was treated locally. Both are in stable condition, he said.

The inmate was apprehended and is in a detention center, Hartman said. He said Phillips is facing several bank robbery charges in Fauquier County and neighboring areas.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, he had not been charged with anything related to the attack.

Warrenton is about 47 miles west of Washington.

CNN's Devon Sayers contributed to this report.