Timeline: Suspected Florida school shooter stopped at restaurants after attack

PARKLAND, Fla. -- A Florida sheriff says the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people stopped at fast food restaurants after the attack.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Thursday that Nikolas Cruz tried to mix in with a group of students fleeing the school.

The sheriff says he then headed to a Walmart and bought a drink at a Subway restaurant before walking to a McDonald's.

Israel says Cruz was confronted by a police officer and taken into custody about 40 minutes after leaving the McDonald's.

The sheriff's office released the following timeline:

Timeline of attack at Florida school


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