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Former inmate accused of attacking deputies at holding center

A man released Monday from the Erie County Holding Center was locked up again Tuesday after he was accused of returning to the facility and attacking deputies who denied him entrance, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Sunday Baez, 33, of New York City, allegedly attempted to enter the holding center lobby several times at about 9:30 a.m. to retrieve personal property he thought was stored there, officials said. Deputies said they explained to Baez several times that his property was being held by Buffalo police.

Baez had been released Monday from the holding center after serving time in the facility for harassment charges with physical contact, sheriff’s officials said.

On Baez’s final attempt to enter the holding center, he charged through the metal detector, cursing, while throwing office equipment and attacking the deputy posted at the front door, officials said.

A deputy suffered an arm injury and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for evaluation.

Baez was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, harassment and assault. He was returned the holding center without bail.