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Staff assaulted at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

This news story was published on March 12, 2021.
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FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was assaulted at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility Tuesday night.

The officer was working his post on a living unit when an inmate unexpectedly struck the officer with a closed-fist strike to his head. The officer began using defensive techniques to control the inmate, and additional security staff arrived quickly to assist in restraining the inmate.

The officer was treated and released for minor injuries at the local hospital. The inmate was seen by facility medical staff and found to have not suffered any major injuries.

This incident remains under investigation.

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