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JESSUP, Md. (AP) — An officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup is being treated for cheek and jaw fractures after being assaulted by an inmate.

Officials said the officer was trying to move an inmate to a different housing unit about 2:20 p.m. Monday. During the assault, several officers responded to the scene, and some were exposed to mace.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital. The inmate has been put on administrative segregation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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