Authorities: Inmate attacked guard at Iowa classification center

Authorities: Inmate attacked guard at Iowa classification center

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An inmate attacked a guard at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, authorities said.

The Iowa Corrections Department said the inmate approached the guard around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and began punching him. Other guards quickly responded and subdued the inmate.

The guard was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics to be assessed for facial injuries. The department said the inmate didn't suffer serious injuries.

The names of those involved haven't been released.

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