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Ky. CO hospitalized after ‘gang attack’

On Christmas Day five inmates attacked the CO in a common area of the Kentucky State Penitentiary

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Kentucky State Police are investigating the Christmas Day attack at the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

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By Karla Ward
Lexington Herald-Leader

EDDYVILLE, Ky. — A correctional officer was taken to a hospital after what Kentucky State Police described as a “gang attack” by five inmates at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

State police said the inmates used a weapon to assault the officer in a common area of the prison. The officer was taken to a hospital with “multiple injuries,” state police said in a news release Tuesday.

The Department of Corrections notified state police of the attack at about 8:45 a.m. December. 25, and state police said they responded and opened an investigation. Once the investigation is complete, state police said they will present the evidence to a Lyon County grand jury.

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