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Recruiter shooting suspect has new charge

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - A man charged with capital murder for shooting to death an Army recruiter in Little Rock has now been charged with trying to stab a jailer.

Abdulhakim Muhammad is to be tried in June for the death of Pvt. William Long and for wounding another recruiter last summer. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department told Little Rock television station KLRT that Muhammad fashioned a weapon from eyeglasses frames and tried to stab a deputy at the jail. The deputy was not injured.

Muhammad now faces an additional charge of aggravated assault.

Muhammad's attorney didn't immediately return a call from the AP for comment.

Information from: KLRT-TV, http://www.fox16.com

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