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County Jail guard critical after stabbing

Thursday, August 17, 2006
Chicago Tribune

Additional material published Aug. 18, 2006:

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

A brief in some editions of Thursday?s Metro section incorrectly described the manner of an attack on a Cook County Jail guard late Wednesday. The officer was beaten.

A Cook County Jail guard was critically injured after being stabbed late Wednesday in an apparent inmate attack, a law enforcement source said.

The guard was working in Division 5, a medium-security section of the jail, when he was allegedly assaulted by several inmates and stabbed in the eye and the back of the head, and then dumped in a work area, the source said.

He was discovered a short time later by other guards. Jail officials and police are investigating and had identified several inmates as suspects.



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