No Arrests Made in Alleged Courtroom Gang Beating

<i> Reuters</i>

Police said Thursday that they had questioned several people but made no immediate arrests after several youths wearing colors of a street gang strode into a courtroom and beat an alleged member of a rival gang.

The attack took place late Wednesday in Municipal Court, four floors above the Seattle Police Department headquarters, and before two dozen startled lawyers, court employees and other witnesses. The victim, who was in court for the setting of a court date, declined to file charges.