Inmate attacks employees at Snohomish County Jail

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Two corrections deputies and a sergeant were assaulted at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett by an inmate early Wednesday morning.

The attack was reported around 1 a.m. by a deputy working in the jail's maximum security area, says The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate, a 28-year-old male, was out of his cell for free-time when he reportedly assaulted the deputy.

The deputy said he attempted to restrain the inmate as other staff arrived. In the struggle, another deputy and a sergeant were injured.

The inmate was restrained and medically evaluated and will remain in the Snohomish County Jail.

Lake Stevens Police Department had booked the man into jail on March 5 for resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3rd-degree assault on a police officer, and burglary charges.

All three corrections employees were treated and released from a nearby hospital. Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said two deputies will need some recovery time; the extent of their injuries were unknown.

The incident is being investigated by Snohomish County sheriff's deputies.

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