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Baltimore City Courthouse East floods after restroom sink falls off wall

The east courthouse on Calvert St. was evacuated shortly after 3pm when a damaged sink flooded the women's room. (Ulysses Muñoz / Baltimore Sun video)

Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse East experienced flooding Thursday afternoon after a sink fell off the wall in a women’s restroom, the Maryland Judiciary Office said.

The women’s bathroom, the entire first floor and some of the basement took on water, the Department of General Services said. Judiciary spokesperson Terri Charles said the lobby was affected the most, with an inch of water on the floor.

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Those inside the courthouse were not allowed outside until deputies from the sheriff’s office could escort them to stairwells to alternative exits, Charles said.

The courthouse re-opened on time and as normal Friday, said Charles said.

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It’s not yet clear when or how the sink fell off the wall.

Baltimore Sun reporter Lillian Reed contributed to this article.

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