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Phoenix jail detention officer in critical condition after inmate attack

Oct 29, 2019, 4:00 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm
(Facebook Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
(Facebook Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
(Facebook Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX – A Phoenix jail detention officer was fighting for his life Tuesday after being attacked by an inmate, authorities said.

The officer suffered life-threatening injuries during the morning attack at the Lower Buckeye Jail, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, MCSO said.

The agency did not provide further details about the incident, citing the complexities of the investigation and respect to family members.

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Phoenix jail detention officer in critical condition after inmate attack