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Brother of accused Parkland school shooter Baker Acted, sources say

Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 17:25:42-05

The brother of the accused Parkland shooter has been Baker Acted, sources tell WPTV.

Nikolas Cruz’s brother was involuntarily committed to a mental institution, under Florida's Baker Act.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detained Cruz Friday afternoon, according to sources. The Broward Sheriff’s Office placed the Baker Act on Cruz. 

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An adult can be held for an involuntary exam for up to 72 hours under the law. Anyone 17 or younger can be held for up to 12 hours.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted once available.