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Officials identify Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting suspect

Posted: 5:47 PM, Feb 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-15 09:54:29Z
Official IDs shooting suspect as Nicolas Cruz
Official IDs shooting suspect as Nicolas Cruz
Official IDs shooting suspect as Nicolas Cruz

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