Miami-Dade officer arrested while off duty during wrestling tournament at public school

Officers arrested an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer after he allegedly disrupted a wrestling match at a public school on Saturday in North Miami.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Officers arrested an armed Miami-Dade police officer who witnesses said threatened to kill someone during a wrestling tournament on Saturday at North Miami Senior High School, police said.

Officer Guillermo Cuba ran to a mat to intervene, pushed someone, and when school staff was escorting him out of the gymnasium he shouted, “I will [expletive] kill you!” in front of students and spectators, according to the arrest form.

Once outside of the gymnasium, witnesses told police Cuba approached the victim, pulled up his shirt — displaying a firearm that was holstered on his belt. He allegedly tapped it and threatened the victim again, “I will [expletive] kill you!”

Officer Guillermo Cuba was arrested on Dec. 11 while off-duty at North Miami Senior High School. (MDCR)

Officers later searched Cuba in the school’s parking lot and reported he was in possession of a loaded Glock 43 9mm handgun about 4:45 p.m., on Dec. 11 at 13110 NE 8th Ave. Records show officers arrested Cuba, 50, at about 10:57 p.m.

MDPD Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III released a statement on Monday afternoon saying Cuba was relieved of his duties and the department’s professional compliance bureau was working with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, the lead agency in the case.

Cuba is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, battery on an official employee, and of bringing a firearm to school property.


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