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Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault

December 11, 2018
This undated photo made available by the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office, Fla., shows Patrick O'Brien under arrest. O'Brien, the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a house and tried to attack a deputy on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a Florida house and tried to attack a deputy.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release says 53-year-old Patrick O’Brien was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault and burglary.

Deputies say O’Brien broke into a home next to Tampa’s Northdale Golf & Tennis Club on Monday evening and pushed a woman to the ground. A responding deputy says O’Brien ran toward the deputy with a knife and the deputy subdued O’Brien with a stun gun.

The release says O’Brien didn’t know any of the residents. Officials say O’Brien lives at a nearby home where a fire was reported Monday evening.

O’Brien was being held on $50,000 bail. A message sent to the Tampa-based band through its website wasn’t immediately returned.