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BREAKING: Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz allegedly attacks jail guard

The new charges include “using an electrical or chemical weapon against a law enforcement officer.”

Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman behind the fatal mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has been accused of attacking a detention deputy at the Broward County Jail, where he has been in custody since February.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Cruz is accused of assaulting the officer on Tuesday evening at around 6 p.m. The details of the alleged assault are not known, but records obtained by the newspaper show that Cruz is facing new charges, including aggravated, battery on an officer, assault on an officer, and using an electrical or chemical weapon against a law enforcement officer.

The identity of the detention deputy remains unknown. CrimeOnline will provide further details when more information is available.