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OC salon shooting suspect pepper sprayed in jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the Huntington Beach man charged with the murder of eight people at a Seal Beach salon had to be pepper sprayed and restrained in jail after an angry protest over his solitary confinement.

Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino tells the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/VsCj47) Monday that Scott Evans Dekraai became angry and started throwing things at protective windows in the jail on Saturday.

Deputies armed with shields fired pepper balls at Dekraai and wrestled him to the ground. No one was injured.

Amormino says Dekraai was sent to the medical ward of the Santa Ana jail for mental evaluation.

Dekraai was apparently unhappy about being segregated from other inmates and wants to be in the general jail population.

Amormino says he is being housed alone for his own safety.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

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