Kermit Gosnell Jury Evacuated After Smoke Smelled in Court Building

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 9, 2013   |   12:02PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell was suddenly evacuated from the courtroom after people on another floor of the Philadelphia court building smelled smoke.

The jury was in the middle of re-hearing testimony of a baby who was delivered alive after an abortion into a toilet and was seen struggling trying to live.

Two local reporters covering the Gosnell murder trial, J.D. Mullane and Sean O’Sullivan, both provided extensive tweets on what is happening. The initial alarm appears to have subsided and the trial is resuming: