UPDATE: Sketch of man suspected of deputy attack released


UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy was attacked early Sunday by a man using a nail wrapped in either tape or cloth, PBSO spokesman Cpl. Eric Davis said.

PBSO released a sketch of the suspect showing a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, with scraggly facial hair, close-set eyes and a 5-inch scar on his left arm. The man is 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9-inches tall and weighs about 150 to 160 pounds, the sheriff’s office said.

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He was wearing a black shirt with white letters and a logo on the front, and denim shorts.

The deputy, whose identity has not been released, was treated at a hospital and released, PBSO said, providing no details of his wounds.

The attack occurred in an alley at 1011 7th Ave. South in Lake Worth, PBSO said.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy was attacked in an alley just after midnight Saturday.

The deputy was conducting a business check at 1011 Seventh Ave. South in Lake Worth when a man flagged him down in an alleyway, according to spokesman Cpl. Eric Davis.

The man then hit the deputy in the face with a blunt object, which was later determined to be a shank or nail, Davis wrote. The man ran off heading east.

The deputy was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

The assailant is described as a black male, about 5-feet-8, with a slim build. He has a scruffy beard and facial hair. He was wearing a black shirt with white letters and a logo on the front, and denim shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office Violent Crimes Division at 561-688-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458 TIPS. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

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