Who is Tzvi Allswang? Florida man, 20, who tortured and raped his therapist for 15 HOURS shot in head by cops

Who is Tzvi Allswang? Florida man, 20, who tortured and raped his therapist for 15 HOURS shot in head by cops
Tzvi Allswang, 20, is pictured with a massive injury to the head after a deputy shot him to free a hostage (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains information about sexual assault that could be traumatic for some readers. Discretion is advised.

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: In a horrific incident, a Florida man, Tzvi Allswang, 20, suffered a serious injury after he was shot in the head by a deputy while trying to free the therapist from the suspect who allegedly took her hostage and sexually assaulted her for 15 hours. Allswang was subsequently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, July 6, police said, after medical treatment.

Deputies arrived at Allswang's Boca Raton home around 6:30 pm Saturday, July 2 after receiving a call from the victim's partner requesting a welfare check. The probable cause affidavit, which was obtained by The New York Post stated that the caller told cops her partner had failed to return home from her client’s house after their therapy session. When deputies approached the residence, they heard a woman screaming for help and forced their way inside.


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When deputies entered the master bedroom, they discovered Allswang standing inside a closet with a knife to a woman's throat, according to authorities. Sergeant William Nogueras shot Allswang once in the head after he refused repeated commands to drop the knife, allowing the hostage to escape.

The woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition and treated for injuries to her head and body caused by Allswang's alleged beating and raping. During an emotional interview with investigators, the woman stated that she had gone to Allswang's house last Friday evening to conduct a therapy session. She stated that she was aware of Allswang's juvenile sexual battery charge.

The victim claimed that at the end of their meeting, Allswang grabbed her around the chest in a "bear hug" and told her she couldn't leave. According to the affidavit, he then took the woman's phone and bound her hands behind her back with duct tape. “During the course of the night she pleaded numerous times for him to let her go and he said that he was not going to let her go,” the court document stated.

Allswang allegedly thrashed the therapist with his hands and knees and raped her "multiple times". The woman told detectives that she thought Allswang was going to kill her on several occasions during he held her hostage. When authorities arrived the house, the victim said, Allswang placed a large kitchen knife against her throat and warned her to be quiet “or he would cut her throat,” according to the filing.


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Allswang is charged with six felonies, including attempted murder with a weapon, four counts of sexual battery with force, and kidnapping. Allswang made his initial court appearance on Thursday, July 7 and was ordered held without bond. He is expected to be back before a judge on August 8.

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