- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge says there’s enough evidence to try a man caught on courtroom video trying to attack a Lansing-area prosecutor with a metal shank he had hidden in his sleeve.

Judge Louise Alderson ruled Thursday that 35-year-old Joshua Harding of Okemos can be tried for terrorism, assault with intent to commit murder, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon in jail.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/2excGKC ) Harding wore shackles during his court appearance. He faces up to life in prison if convicted on the terrorism charge.

The Aug. 2 courtroom incident occurred while Harding was on trial for sexual abuse. The video shows a prosecutor eluding him at the last second while a police detective tackles Harding. Harding subsequently was sentenced to 19 to 38 years.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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