Man accused of attempting to stab deputy at Pompano Beach bus terminal

Carlos Castaneda, 26, given Ketamine injection after resisting arrest


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A man is facing multiple charges after he tried to stab a Broward County sheriff's deputy with his own knife Tuesday at a Pompano Beach bus terminal, an arrest report said.

Carlos Castaneda, 26, faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing.

Deputy Marc Pekrol said he was called to a bus terminal at 304 Hammondville Road after Castaneda got into an altercation with a security guard inside a bathroom at the bus station.

The security guard, identified as Aaron Lewis, told the deputy that Castaneda was doing drugs inside the bathroom and he asked him to leave several times.

Lewis claimed that he saw a white powdery substance that Castaneda was snorting, and said Castaneda flushed the rest of the drugs down the toilet.

According to Pekrol, after Lewis' statements, Castaneda walked quickly to the toilet and blew the substance from the toilet dispenser and sat on the toilet. He then flushed the toilet and told Pekrol and Lewis to leave, the report said.

Pekrol said he attempted to take Castaneda to the ground to arrest him, but Castaneda fought back and grabbed Pekrol's Smith & Wesson folding knife from the deputy's pocket in an attempt to stab him.

Pekrol said Castaneda told him, "Let's go, let's go."

According to the report, another detective soon entered the bathroom and deployed his Taser.

Pekrol said Castaneda was handcuffed and told them, "Of course I'm not gonna listen. I'm on drugs."

Pekrol said Castaneda continued to kick them and tried to crawl out of the bathroom after he was handcuffed.

Pompano Beach paramedics were called, gave Castaneda a Ketamine injection to subdue him and took him to Imperial Point Hospital.

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