Marshall County prison guard attacked by inmate

guard attacked

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A guard from the Marshall County Correctional Facility is recovering after being attacked by an inmate.

It happened Tuesday morning after the inmate started to complain of chest pain.

He was taken to a cell in the medical unit for observation.

When a female guard came in to give him a cup of water, prison officials say she was assaulted.

The private company which operates the prison tells us the incident is under investigation.

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