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Suspect arrested after allegedly attacking guards, damaging elevator

Adam Jensen

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old North Highlands, Calif., man on suspicion of assault and vandalism late Sunday night after he allegedly attacked two casino security guards and caused significant damage to a hotel elevator.

Deputy’s responded to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa about 11 p.m. Sunday following a report of a man brandishing an edged weapon, according to a deputy’s report.

When deputies arrived, security personnel were on the third floor placing the man in restraints. Guards had chased the man from the casino floor, where he allegedly punched a security guard in the face, loosening one of the guard’s front teeth, according to the report. The man also “bull rushed” security guards at one point, allegedly knocking one of them to the ground.

Although the man did not brandish a weapon, according to witness statements in the report, he was holding a long piece of metal broken off from a damaged elevator at the casino at one point during the chase.

The piece of metal was only the start of the damage to the elevator.

“The elevator door was open and the elevator was clearly not operational as the bottom third of the elevator was below the seventh floor,” according to a deputy’s report. “The floor of the elevator was covered in debris from the broken light and ceiling covers. There was also a spilled beer bottle and a T-shirt on the elevator floor. The elevator smelled of burnt marijuana and an alcoholic beverage.”

While being taken to Douglas County’s Stateline Jail, the man admitted damaging an elevator and assaulting security guards, according to the report. How much the elevator will cost to fix is unknown.

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