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ADOC: Inmate assaults corrections officer at Arizona prison

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BUCKEYE, AZ (CBS5) -

An employee with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) is recovering this afternoon following an assault at the prison in Buckeye.

The officer at the Minimum Security Eagle Point Unit was walking through a common area just before 7 a.m. Wednesday when the inmate appeared to strike him several times in the head with a weighted bag, according to an ADOC spokesperson.

Other officers detained the suspect and locked down the unit of ASPC-Lewis Complex.

ADOC said the officer was conscious and taken to a hospital with injuries to the head and face. He is expected to be OK.

No other details have been released at this time.

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