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Blagojevich trial: Wall Street Journal reporter handcuffed in courthouse lobby

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

A Wall Street Journal reporter was handcuffed in the lobby of the courthouse just a few minutes ago.

"Interviewing an attorney," reporter Doug Belkin said, handcuffed in the elevator with several court security officers. It's against courthouse rules to do interviews outside a designated press area.

The security officers escorted the reporter up to lock-up.

"I told him three times to back up and he didn't. He put his hands on me," the security officer said.

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