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Police: Man admits revenge in attack on jail officer

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Michael Law (Source: LVMPD) Michael Law (Source: LVMPD)

A man confessed to swinging a bat at the head of a Las Vegas jail officer in an act of revenge against police, according to an arrest report.

According to the report released Thursday, Michael Law, 25, was detained in the front lobby of the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday after, what police say, was an attack targeting officers.

Citing video evidence of the incident and witness statements, police said a man later identified as Law entered through the main visitors' entrance of CCDC just off Casino Center Drive. As the report stated, Law was holding a baseball bat when he swung it at a uniformed officer, hitting him in the head, neck, jaw and finger.

Another officer in the lobby rushed to detain the suspect in the lobby, the report said, with others being called of the scuffle.

Officers were able to restrain Law, who, according to the report, also attempted to pull a large knife during the incident.

The injured officer was taken to University Medical Center Trauma for treatment. Law was also taken to the hospital after officers believed he was concealing something in a plastic wrapped encasing from inside his boxer shorts, the report said.

According to the report, Law removed the object during a warranted search of his person, stating he "wrapped up a picture of himself in Saran Wrap and stuffed it inside his anal cavity" to further "mess with the corrections officers.

In an interview with detectives, Law, as he stated in the report, attacked the officer as revenge against police for not helping him during a Sept. 7 robbery, which he was a victim.

Law, in the report, said he intended to attack the first uniformed officer he saw, believing the downtown jail would have the most officers.

Law also estimated, in the report, striking the officer two or three times and also swinging the bat 20 to 30 times.

Law was booked into CCDC on counts of attempted murder on a police officer, burglary, battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

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