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Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary


This news story was published on September 27, 2020.
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Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – An officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 6:45 PM. Saturday night.

The officer was conducting an investigation interview with an inmate when the inmate unexpectedly struck the officer with a closed-fist strike to the face. Additional staff arrived to assist in restraining the inmate.

The officer that was struck in the face was found to have not suffered serious injury, but another officer that responded to the incident was taken by department vehicle to the local hospital for a possible foot injury. The inmate did not suffer any injuries.

This incident remains under investigation.

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