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St. Louis police investigate attack on justice center guards
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St. Louis police investigate attack on justice center guards

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating an attack that injured two guard at City Justice Center — the same jail where more than 100 inmates staged an uprising earlier this month.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the attack happened Friday. A 23-year-old inmate began punching and kicking a 56-year-old female lieutenant because he claimed he had not received food “in a timely manner,” according to a police summary.

Two other inmates allegedly joined in the attack and then beat another guard who tried to close a cell door. The second guard is a 30-year-old male.

Police say the guards suffered facial bruising and swelling. It was not clear if either was hospitalized.

So far no charges have been filed.

Friday’s attack was nearly two weeks after about 115 inmates commandeered the fourth floor, setting fires and breaking windows. Inmates also beat up a guard.

The uprising prompted the establishment of a jail task force to assess jail conditions.

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