Two bailiffs have been killed and a deputy sheriff wounded in a shooting at a courthouse in Michigan.1michBuildings surrounding the court in Berrien County were put on lockdown following the attack, which began at about 2.25pm local time (7.25pm UK time). The suspect was killed by officers in the courthouse.

Reports suggest the shooter was on their way to jail when they seized a deputy sheriff’s gun and started opening fire. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey confirmed the three deaths at a news conference, and said the death of his “brave” colleagues was “terrible”.

The injured sheriff is in a stable condition in hospital, while a civilian who was hurt is in an unknown condition.