Police in Georgia probably averted a mass murder this afternoon when they shot a man to death in front of a courthouse, James Salzer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says:

A man identified as a “sovereign citizen” assaulted the Forsyth County courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets, officials said.

Dennis Marx, 48, was part of an anti-government group that has been tied to violent attacks on law enforcement around the country...Marx, armed with multiple explosives and lots of ammunition - and possibly wearing a bulletproof vest and gas mask - drove his SUV up to the courthouse. He threw out homemade smoke grenades, pepper spray grenades and spike sticks in an effort to keep law enforcement personnel from stopping his approach to the courthouse

Go read the whole report at the Journal-Constitution, which also has amateur video from the shooting.