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Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison


This news story was published on November 25, 2020.
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FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

While an officer was escorting an inmate to their cell, the inmate assaulted the officer by the use of closed fist strikes to the officer’s face. Additional staff arrived quickly to assist in securing the inmate, and during the scuffle, another officer suffered minor injuries as well.

The officer that was assaulted was taken to the local hospital for treatment of his injuries via state vehicle. He has since been treated and released. The other officer that suffered minor injuries in the incident was seen by FDCF medical staff, and has also since been released. The inmate did not suffer any major injuries.

This incident remains under investigation.

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2 Responses to Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 25, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    The inmate did not suffer any major injuries. If Id been there he would have multiple injuries