Iowa State Penitentiary reports inmate assaults officer

FORT MADISON, Iowa-  The Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison is reporting an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at approximately 8 o'clock this (Friday) morning.

Authorities says an inmate punched the officer, and kicked him once he was on the ground.   Additional staff arrived and helped the officer, who was taken to the hospital in  Fort Madison, where he was treated and released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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