- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 32-year-old inmate is accused of breaking a fire-alarm sprinkler inside the Miami-Dade County criminal courthouse resulting in the flooding of at least three courtrooms.

Police say Acacio Carreira was charged Thursday with obstructing fire-extinguishing equipment.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1AvPvpS ) reports Carreira was in custody awaiting trial on burglary charges Wednesday when he set off the fire alarm. Police say he wasn’t hard to identify because he was the only person in the holding cell.

The flooding forced officials to suspend hearings in some courtrooms and move other proceedings to other rooms. The county had to hire cleanup crews to dry out the courtrooms. It’s not clear how much the cleanup cost.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com


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