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Prison attack in Fort Madison

Correctional officer taken to the hospital.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 11:53 AM

FORT MADISON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Corrections says an officer was assaulted by an inmate Friday morning.

It happened around 8 am at the prison in Fort Madison. The Department says the correctional orricer was conducting routine duties in a living unit when the inmate punched the officer, knocked him to the ground, and starting kicking him. Additional prison staff was able to quickly come to the officer’s assistance.

He was taken to the Fort Madison Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.

This incident remains under investigation.

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