US federal judge wounded while resisting Detroit robbery bid

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg addresses the media in Detroit. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Berg for a seat on U.S. District Court in Detroit. The appointment requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg, left, and Andrew Arena, FBI Special Agent in Charge address the media in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. FBI officials were trying to determine Thursday whether an imam killed during a shootout with agents and several of his followers accused of selling stolen goods and illegally possessing and selling firearms are homegrown jihadists or a "bunch of thugs with bluster." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
In this undated photo provided by photo from the U.S. Department of Justice, Detroit U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg is seen. At a news conference in Detroit on Friday, June 19, 2009, Berg and other federal, state and local law enforcement agents held a announced a sweep-up of suspected gang members in Detroit that resulted in 36 arrests, including six Mexican citizens and a suspect from El Salvador. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Justice)
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More crime scene tape goes up around home of Fed Judge Terrence Berg, shot in leg after scuffle w robbery suspects.

(Reuters) -- U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg in Detroit on Thursday night during an attempted robbery outside his home, police said.

Two men approached Berg around 9 p.m. and during an ensuing struggle one of the suspects shot the judge in his right leg, Detroit Police spokeswoman June West said.

Berg was taken to a nearby hospital and West said he was expected to survive. The Detroit Free Press newspaper said the suspects fled in a car after the shooting.

West said that federal authorities would investigate the incident.

An FBI spokesman said he was aware of the situation when reached on Thursday night, but he could not provide any additional details.

Berg was nominated to the federal bench in eastern Michigan by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to the court's website.

Prior to his appointment, he had served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in eastern Michigan for more than two decades.

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