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Judge clears courtroom after bedbugs seen on man

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DETROIT (AP) -

A Detroit judge has ordered her courtroom cleared and sent staff home after a bailiff observed bedbugs crawling on a man in the first row of seats.

   The Detroit News reports that 36th District Judge Cylenthia LaToye Miller emptied the room Thursday.

   The man was accompanying a witness to a hearing before Miller. His daughter later said she knew there were bedbugs in her father's house.

   Miller said the evacuation was "for everybody's well-being." Her staff was sent home after Miller was unable to move her cases to another courtroom.

   A pest-control company sprays the building each quarter. Court officials say a dog also is used to sniff out bedbugs.

   Earlier this year, city bus drivers claimed to have seen bed bugs on some buses.

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