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MCSO: Manslaughter convict arrested trying to kidnap Maricopa County judge

Posted at 2:39 PM, Sep 29, 2016

Court documents show that on September 21, a man released from prison, after serving 12 years for manslaughter, approached a judge in her courtroom with zip ties saying he was going to arrest her.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports that 43-year-old Brittian Willie Young entered a courtroom near 1st Avenue and Washington Street between hearings.

Young reportedly approached the bench holding "zip ties" and told the judge "there was a move to strike” and he was “going to arrest her."

The judge told Young several times to leave the courtroom. Instead, Young allegedly stood on the bench and told the judge that "she had the right to remain silent."

While court officials hit an alarm to alert security, the bailiff got between Young and the judge. 

Security soon arrived and escorted Young out of the courtroom. A sheriff's deputy made contact with Young the next day, convincing him to come to the court tower and surrender.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Young served nearly 12 years in prison for manslaughter and was released in 2009. 

Young has been charged with attempted kidnapping.