Fort Dodge prison officer beaten after rushing to cell fire

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The Corrections Department says an officer was injured after being attacked by an inmate. The department says an inmate assaulted the officer Sunday night at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. The officer had gone to a cell where inmates had started a fire. After the officer opened the cell door, the inmate began beating and kicking him. Another officer used a chemical spray to subdue the inmate and staffers put out the fire. The officer was treated at the prison. The inmate wasn’t injured.