Hennepin County Detention Deputy Assaulted

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities are investigating after a deputy was assaulted by an inmate at Hennepin County Jail.

The county attorney’s office said the incident happened at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Few details were immediately available but the deputy was taken to Hennepin Healthcare’s emergency room, and was treated for his injuries later that night.

“It is difficult to express the range of emotions we are feeling in response to this vicious assault. We are doing everything possible to support the deputy and the other staff members involved,” said Sheriff Dawanna Witt. “The wellbeing of all HCSO staff is of paramount importance to me and we will continue to support the deputy involved in this incident as he recovers physically and emotionally.”

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MNPEA wishes the Detention Deputy a speedy recovery.

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