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Metro: Suspect said police’s do-nothing response to robbery prompted attack on corrections officer

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Steve Marcus

A station that collects and holds personal items is shown during a tour of the Clark County Detention Center Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Updated Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 | 3:12 p.m.

Michael Law

Michael Law

Clark County Detention Center Tour

An inmate shows a gang tattoo to Metro Corrections Captain Rich Suey during a tour of the Clark County Detention Center Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Map of Clark County Detention Corrections Center

Clark County Detention Corrections Center

400 Stewart Ave # 8, Las Vegas

Michael Law walked into the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday with a baseball bat and a concealed knife, and before two corrections officers could react, he started swinging the bat, Metro Police said.

He struck one officer two or three times, injuring his head, neck, jaw and finger, a police report said.

Today, prosecutors filed five charges against the 25-year-old Las Vegas man, including attempted murder, battery and assault against a protected person.

Law told police he attacked the officer out of revenge against the “corrupt Metro Police Department,” according to the report. He said he called police Saturday to report a robbery, but police did nothing to help him.

The two corrections officers wrestled Law, 25, to the ground and attempted to take him into custody when he produced the knife, which the officers got away from him without further injury, the report said.

He was then transported to University Medical Center for medical attention.

Law was taken back to the Clark County Detention Center, where he remains without bond. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in the case at 7:30 a.m. Friday.

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