From Associated Press, John M. Knight, a gun man, took an attorney hostage and threatened to set off a bomb. In negotiations, Knight demanded Judge Sharon Tanner resign from her position immediately.
Apparently Knight was disgruntled about a ruling the Judge had made in a case that involved Knight.
The quick thinking Judge, walked in front of a live news camera covering the hostage situation and announced that she was resigning immediately and gave no specific explanation, and then walked away. The gunman apparently fell for the story and was arrested without incident.
The Judge walked back into her courtroom, put on her judge s robes and went back to work.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems