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Colorado officials say prison inmate assaults, injures guard

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 18:36:12-04

LIMON, Colo. (AP) — Corrections officials say an inmate at an eastern Colorado prison assaulted and injured a guard.

The Colorado Department of Corrections said in a statement on Friday that inmate Ryan Spear “seriously assaulted” a correctional officer at the Limon Correctional Facility.

The department says other prison staffers were able to restrain Spear. The statement says the officer was treated at a hospital but the injuries were not life-threatening.

The guard was not identified.

Spear, who is 29 and has been in prison since 2010, was transferred to another facility.