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Sheriff: Marshall County prison guard severely injured by inmate

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A sheriff in Mississippi says a Marshall County prison guard has been severely injured by an inmate.

Posted: Apr 4, 2019 10:36 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2019 3:35 PM

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP/WTVA) — A sheriff in Mississippi says a Marshall County prison guard has been severely injured by an inmate.

Sheriff Kenny Dickerson tells WREG-TV that the guard was attacked Wednesday night and airlifted to a hospital. News outlets report the sheriff's office says the guard suffered severe head trauma. Dickerson says the guard was in stable condition as of late Wednesday night.

WMC-TV in Memphis later reported the guard was released from the hospital.

The sheriff's office says that inmate and several others started a fire inside the prison and were burning items just before the guard was hurt. WMC-TV reports the fire has been contained and the prison has since been placed on lockdown.

Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of those involved.

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