Paralegal for U.S. Attorney's Office attacked outside federal courthouse in Baltimore

A paralegal for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore was attacked outside the federal courthouse downtown Monday morning.

Some young men jumped the 24-year-old and one punched him outside U.S. District Court on West Lombard Street. The victim was seen talking to police with blood on his shirt and face shortly before 11 a.m. U.S. Marshals from the courthouse responded to the scene outside.

The victim was examined at an area hospital and released.

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The attack is not believed to be related to any cases, said Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Robert Hur, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, has urged his staff to take precautions, Murphy said.

“People in our office have been encouraged not to travel alone,” she said.

Baltimore police are actively looking for suspects, a department representative said in an email Monday.

Baltimore Sun reporter Lillian Reed contributed to this article.

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