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PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A Luray man is in jail after allegedly threatening a deputy with a knife.
An officer used a stun gun on Christopher Aaron Burgamy as he ran toward the exit of the courtroom where he was maced.
Sheriff Thomas with the Page County Sheriff's Office said this incident is just an example of security measures needing to be taken.
He said this is something he's been working on for years.
Burgamy entered the courthouse for sentencing in a domestic violence case.
After he received his sentence, he pulled out a two-inch pocket knife and threatened to harm himself and a deputy.
Thomas said this could be avoided if security measures were improved, which he said is happening soon.
"Once this stuff is installed, we are ready to roll. Everything else is in place. We have the metal detectors, we have the personnel like I said, the public will have to enter and exit through one door only. The courthouse will be open from 8 to 5 only," said Thomas.
He also said he expects all this to be in place by the beginning of the year and that this incident reminds officers of the importance of safety in the courthouse.
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