Video: Suspect in chainsaw attack punched officer in holding cell

Juan Cabrera attacks officers in jail. (Lantana Police)

LANTANA, Fla. (WPEC) - The man accused of attacking a woman with a chainsaw in Lantana attacked police officers in jail on the day of his arrest.

The incident is caught on camera. Lantana Police shared the video with WPEC.

The video shows officers opening the holding cell to give 20-year-old Juan Carlos Cabrera some crackers. He looks at it and suddenly punches one officer in the head. Cabrera then hit the officer with a wooden handle attached to the cell door key. A second officer rushes into the cell and uses a taser to get Cabrera under control. The officer suffered cuts and swelling to his eye.

Police said Cabrera attacked 64-year-old Marie Geffrard outside the Super 8 Motel on Hypoluxo Road near I-95 on Tuesday. Doctors saved her hand. Family members told WPEC she faces a long road to recovery.

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