SEATTLE – The King County Jail commander says a guard at the suburban Kent lockup suffered "very serious" injuries when an inmate assaulted him in a common area of the jail's administrative-segregation unit.
Cmdr. William Hayes says that unidentified officer was hospitalized after Tuesday's attack. A second officer who helped restrain the inmate was also sent to a hospital. Two other detention workers suffered minor injuries.
Hayes told The Seattle Times that privacy rules prevent him from providing details of the officers' injuries.
He also refused to discuss what prompted the fight, saying it is under investigation.
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The commander says the 32-year-old inmate has been in custody since 2009 and is awaiting trial on a first-degree robbery charge.