March 10th, 2012
05:53 PM ET

Suspect arrested after attack at Washington state courthouse

Authorities arrested Saturday a suspect who allegedly shot a female officer, stabbed a judge and fled a Washington state courthouse, said Undersheriff Rick Scott with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department.

Steven D. Kravetz, 34, was arrested at his mother's home in Olympia without incident, Scott said. The mother called authorities to tell them where he was after hearing media reports about the incident, he said.

Authorities also recovered a gun taken from the officer during the confrontation, Scott said.

Scott said the man gave his name as Michael Thomas when the officer approached him shortly after noon Friday inside the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano. Authorities, however, later identified the suspect Kravetz on a poster seeking the public's help in finding him Saturday.

The poster said Kravetz could be with Roberta Dougherty, whom CNN affiliates in the Seattle area identified as Kravetz's mother.

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  1. High Hopes

    Radical bubbles...

    They'll do it to ya everytime!

    (Another alibi ranking right up there
    with the infamous "Twinkie" defense)

    March 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Puffy

    Our hearts go out to those families affected by this tragedy.

    March 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    Is he related to Samantha and Darrins ditzy neighbor, Mrs Kravitz?

    March 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Ha Ha! Cnn. My friend informed me first from my FB before you. Slowing down are we?
    Btw... woulda been nice if you had told me to turn my clock forward yesterday ... I thought I had become dylexic.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. arethesepeopleLOSINGIT?

    How soon we forget > BAMA baby... you are third fidlle in the sweepstakes > ("well now, back to sports"- the TRUE American PROSAC)

    HILLARY CLINTON WEARS NEW LAPEL PIN THAT ABSOLUTELY PROVES SHE IS AN ILLUMINIST - CLINTON'S FATAL LEADERSHIP SERIES - PART 6H

    March 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    What was the PURPOSE of this all?
    Whoa.
    Dude lookes like he's been up for about a month.

    March 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |