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FDCF officer assaulted Sunday night

A Fort Dodge Correctional Facility officer was assaulted by an inmate on Sunday night.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., an officer – who was not identified by the Iowa Department of Corrections – responded to a cell where inmates had started a fire.

When the officer entered the cell, an inmate – also not identified by the Iowa DOC – began striking the officer with closed fists and kicks, according to a release from the Iowa DOC. The inmate then attempted to attack another officer, who used pepper spray to subdue the inmate.

Corrections officers immediately extinguished the fire and no damage or injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

The officer that was assaulted was evaluated and treated by on-site medical staff for their injuries. The inmate did not appear to have any injuries, the DOC said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa DOC.