A Las Vegas courthouse security guard is dead and a U.S. Marshal is injured after a man pulled a shotgun from underneath his jacket and opened fire.
A bystander happened to capture the sounds of the gunfire on his cell phone camera. The video was posted on YouTube moments after the attack by a user with the name NickyFlips, who wrote on the web site that he had just left the federal courthouse after receiving a jury summons.
"Hell of a morning for jury duty," a man's voice is heard on the video.
Law enforcement officers shot and killed the gunman.
By coincidence, a new federal report was issued shortly before the courthouse shooting which shows threats to federal judges and prosecutors have more than doubled in the past six years. Between 2003 and 2008, the number of threats and inappropriate communications jumped from 592 to 1,278, the report by the Justice Department Inspector General found.
There are more than 2,000 federal judges and approximately 5,250 other federal court officials, including federal prosecutors.
Tonight on 360°, we'll dig deeper on security concerns at America's courthouses.
We'll talk with Alabama Judge Suzanne Childers, who is keeping both a gun and pepper spray next to her gavel because she's concerned about court security cutbacks.
We're also tracking new developments in the case against the man who failed to blow up a U.S. jetliner on Christmas Day.
Tomorrow Pres. Obama will get an update on the investigation from his national security team in the White House Situation Room.
Today new airport security guidelines took effect for travelers flying to the U.S. from or through 14 countries. Four of the countries are considered state sponsors of terrorism: Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba.
The ten others are defined as countries of interest based on the latest terrorism intelligence: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.
What do you think of the new rules? Share your thoughts below.
As we reported last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted Pres. Obama for "trying to pretend we are not at war."
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan is firing back at Cheney.
"I'm disappointed in the vice president's comments. I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat. I worked for the past five administration. Either the vice president is willfully mischaracterizing this president's position, both in terms of language he uses and the actions he's taken... we continue to say we're at war with al Qaeda, we're trying to give it clarity and we have taken the fight to them. I would not have come back into this government if I felt that this president was not committed to prosecuting this war against al Qaeda and every day I see it in the president's face, I see it in the actions he's taken so I'm confident that this country is, in fact, protected by this president's position on al Qaeda and against terrorist activities," Brennan said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press.
360's Joe Johns is Keeping them Honest and will look at the war of words between the Obama administration and Cheney.
We also have an up close look at what's being called the "Christmas Miracle." A women goes into cardiac arrest. She had no signs of life. Doctors performed a Cesarean to deliver her baby boy, who wasn't breathing either. Then, amazingly, both the new mom and the baby came back to life.
We'll talk with the mom and dad and you'll get to meet the new baby boy.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. See you then!
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