Man cuts his throat in court after being sentenced in theft case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - A sheriff's spokesman says a man who managed to sneak a razor fragment through the Clackamas County, Ore., courthouse security system used it to cut his own throat after he was sentenced on a theft conviction.

The Oregonian reports that the 55-year-old man was rushed to a hospital, where he was being treated for neck lacerations.

The man's name was not available and the details of his legal case were not immediately clear.

County sheriff's Sgt. Robert Wurpes said the man pulled out the razor fragment after he was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge Michael Wetzel.

The newspaper reports the man was bleeding profusely. Courtroom officials quickly called 911.