Courtroom scuffle caught on camera

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CHELSEA, Massachusetts (WHDH) – A court officer was taken away on a stretcher after a man lunged at murder suspect during a hearing in Chelsea, Massachusetts Monday.

The incident happened when the district attorney discussed the gruesome details of the deadly stabbing at a Revere mobile home park.

The officer is okay but was injured trying to stop an argument in the courtroom.

Peter Deconinck, 46, of Revere was arrested at an MBTA station on Saturday night with blood visible on his body. Police charged him with the murder of a 50-year-old Winthrop man at a mobile home park Saturday night.

As the prosecuting attorney was detailing how Deconinck allegedly killed Ronald Russo, Tom Russo lunged for his brother’s accused killer.

“We jumped up, we didn’t know if we’re going to get hit at that point,” one witness said.

It was a packed courtroom and people looked for cover. One court officer was taken out in a stretcher.

Tom Russo appeared in court following the incident, this time to face the judge for disorderly conduct and disrupting a court proceeding.

“Mr. Russo apologized for his behavior. He explained he emotionally lost control after hearing brother stabbed 69 times,” Satin said.

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