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Jail inmate attacks guard in Glendale lockup

April 04, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

A 32-year-old Glendale police jail inmate was arrested after allegedly attacking a custody officer on Tuesday, officials said.

The 43-year-old officer suffered a small cut on his right elbow from his incident with the inmate, Mohamed Mousa of Los Angeles, according to police.

The officer was moving Mousa from the attorney visitation area to a holding cell when Mousa reportedly began staring at a female inmate in the next cell, police said.

When the officer told Mousa, who was in custody on a warrant for domestic violence, to leave the female inmate alone, he suddenly starting yelling and flailing his arms, police said.

Mousa was moved into a cell with other inmates, but he continued screaming and wanted to be isolated, police said.

At that point, Mousa reportedly became hostile toward the officer, who quickly grabbed Mousa and moved him to another cell.

As the cell door was closing, Mousa allegedly lunged toward the officer.

Mousa was arrested on suspicion of assault on a custody officer, police said.

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