Officer assaulted by inmate at Anamosa State Penitentiary

Authorities are still investigating the situation. (MGN)
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ANAMOSA, Iowa (KCRG) - A correctional officer is injured after an assault at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at 2:17 p.m. Sunday, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections.

A press release reveals that an officer was working at his post when an inmate unexpectedly struck him in the face with a closed-fist strike.

The officer was transported to the Jones Regional Medical center to be treated for bruising.

The inmate was not injured.

Authorities are still investigating the situation.