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APNewsBreak: Nationwide courthouse security review

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official says the government will conduct a nationwide review of courthouse security after a gunman killed a courthouse officer and wounded a deputy marshal in Las Vegas.

Michael Prout, a senior official with the U.S. Marshals Service, says his agency will scrutinize security measures at more than 400 federal facilities around the country.

Prout said many of those courthouses and other buildings are old and do not have the kind of modern security checkpoints in place at the Las Vegas building — meaning they could be more vulnerable.

Prout said the Las Vegas gunman, who never got past the security checkpoint on Monday, had not made any previous threats to judges and was not in the marshals’ database of those who had raised security concerns.