Parkland Shooting Suspect Allegedly Attacks Jail Guard

Nikolas Cruz hit with more charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Parkland Shooting Suspect Allegedly Attacks Jail Guard
In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz looks up while in court for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

(Newser) – The man suspected of killing 17 people at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February allegedly attacked a guard in jail Tuesday night. It started when Nikolas Cruz, 20, was asked by a sergeant to stop dragging his sandals while walking around a dayroom, WSVN reports; Cruz then allegedly flipped off the guard, "rushed him and attacked him in the face," getting on top of him and punching him multiple times, according to a Broward County Sheriff's report. Cruz also allegedly grabbed the guard's Taser, but the guard eventually got it back and used it against Cruz. Cruz has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer and one count of use of an "electric or chemical weapon against a law enforcement officer," NBC News reports. (This Parkland survivor has big plans.)

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