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Teen seriously injured after leaping from fourth floor balcony at Boston courthouse

A teenager being prosecuted for domestic violence leapt from the fourth-floor balcony inside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in downtown Boston Monday and was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, officials said.

The name of the teenager was not disclosed.

According to State Police spokesman David Procopio, the teenager had recently been arrested by Boston police on domestic violence charges. He was not in custody and arrived on his own at the courthouse, where he was being prosecuted in Boston Juvenile Court.

Shortly before 11 a.m., the teenager was on the fourth floor of the courthouse, which also houses the Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk Probate and Family Court, and the Suffolk Registry of Deeds.


“The victim apparently jumped from a balcony facing an inner atrium down to the first floor,” Procopio wrote. “He suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Boston hospital.”

The incident is under investigation by State Police.

No further information was immediately available.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.