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3 prison officers injured in inmate attack

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3 prison officers injured in inmate attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois prison officials say three guards were injured at Pontiac Correctional Center by an inmate with a homemade weapon. Corrections Department spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the incident happened Monday, but she did not immediately know the time. Wilson says Pontiac staff received a tip that an inmate had a weapon in his […]

3 prison officers injured in inmate attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois prison officials say three guards were injured at Pontiac Correctional Center by an inmate with a homemade weapon.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the incident happened Monday, but she did not immediately know the time. Wilson says Pontiac staff received a tip that an inmate had a weapon in his cell.

But the inmate refused to be handcuffed when approached by guards.

She says tactical team members then entered the cell in protective gear as the inmate hid under his bed. He used the weapon to injure officers as they tried to restrain him.

Wilson didn’t immediately say what kind of weapon it was.

The officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.
Wilson says the agency plans to pursue criminal charges against the unnamed inmate.

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