Video: Chainsaw Attack Suspect Attacks Lantana Officer

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  • The suspect is accused of attacking a 64-year-old woman with a chainsaw.

  • The officer who was attacked sustained injuries to his face.

  • The suspect faces several charges including aggravated battery on a police officer and attempted first-degree murder.

The Lantana Police Department has released video of a chainsaw attack suspect assaulting an officer in a holding cell.

The incident happened after police arrested 20-year-old Juan Cabrera Jr., who was being questioned after a 64-year-old woman who was walking down a Lantana street on Tuesday was attacked by a chainsaw-wielding suspect.

The woman sustained serious injuries to her chest and hands, WPTV reports.

The police interview of Cabrera began at about 9:30 a.m. At around 2 p.m., an officer asked him if he wanted something to eat.

When he said yes, an officer offered him some crackers. But police said Cabrera responded by pulling his hand back and then lunging at the officer and punching him in the head.

At some point, police said the suspect was able to grab the cell door key, which had a wood handle and strike the officer in the face with it.

Two other officers rushed in and one was able to deploy a stun gun and subdued Cabrera.

The injured officer suffered lacerations and swelling to his right eye, according to a police report.

Cabrera faces charges of aggravated battery on a police officer, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and attempted first-degree murder.

The woman he’s accused of attacking underwent surgery and is recovering after receiving multiple stitches and staples.

This article comes courtesy of WPTV.


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