The Parkland school shooter is facing new charges after attacking a detention deputy at the Broward County Jail.
Nikolas Cruz, accused of gunning down 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in February, has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer, battery on an officer and use of an electric of chemical weapon against a law enforcement officer, online records show.
NBC6 reports that the incident occurred Wednesday morning and that the deputy was injured, though his condition remains unknown.
The charges come in addition to the 17 charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the first degree that Cruz, 20, received after the attack last year.
A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in March, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.
The Florida man made headlines earlier this week after it was revealed he registered to vote in July while awaiting trial behind bars.
Parents of several of Cruz’s victims, including Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed, expressed outrage at Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for allowing Cruz to do so.
“It’s absolutely disgusting that the Broward County Sheriff let SOE into the prison system to register criminals to vote including 18-1958 who murdered my daughter,” he wrote on Twitter. “How low can you go!”