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Guard assaulted by inmate at Arkansas prison

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a guard at a maximum security prison in Arkansas has been assaulted by an inmate and taken to the hospital.
    
It's the latest in a series of disturbances at Arkansas prisons that have included inmates holding officers hostage at the same facility.
    
The Department of Correction said the officer was assaulted Thursday afternoon at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker. The officer sustained multiple injuries to the face and head. The department did not have information on the officer's condition.
    
The prison is the same facility where several inmates held three officers after snatching their keys and a Taser last month. In July, a guard at the prison fired warning shots into the air after two guards and an inmate were attacked.

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