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Officials identify Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting suspect

Officials identify Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting suspect
Officials identify Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting suspect
Officials identify Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting suspect
Posted at 5:47 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 04:54:29-05

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) --  Authorities have identified the suspect in the shooting that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

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The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted a correction with that spelling on the identity of the suspect.

The office of Sheriff Scott Israel, as well as a federal official briefed on the investigation, had spelled the first name of the suspect erroneously in their previous accounts.

Israel says Cruz was arrested after the attack on a Parkland, Florida, high school and checked out at a hospital before being taken to a secure location in an unspecified public building