VIENNA - A drunk teacher unhappy with a judge's ruling in his divorce case returned to the courthouse yesterday and fatally shot one of its employees, authorities said.

The gunman, 57, was arrested after gunning down a 42-year-old mother of two young children at the district courthouse in Hollabrunn, 30 miles northwest of Vienna, said Leopold Etz of the Lower Austrian criminal police force.

A court official said that the gunman was unhappy with the outcome of his divorce and was looking for the judge who had handled his case.

The official said the man started screaming when he couldn't find the judge and shot the victim when she tried to calm him.

The gunman had repeatedly complained about his divorce case, but "at no point in time were there any indications of a threat," the official said.