Fort Dodge Corrections officer Okay after being beaten, kicked by inmate

FORT DODGE, Iowa- The Iowa Department of Corrections says an officer at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility was beaten and kicked by an inmate, around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Officials say it happened when the officer went to a cell, where inmates had started a fire.

Other officers were able to use pepper spray to subdue the inmate, and were able to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The Department says the officer was treated at the prison, and the inmate was not injured. There were no damages reported.

This incident remains under investigation.

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