- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities have identified an inmate at a state prison in Buckeye who allegedly assaulted and injured a corrections officer before being restrained.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials say 36-year-old Antonio Salley is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and armed robbery.

He allegedly struck the officer several times in the head and body about 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Tower guards then fired two non-lethal rounds at the inmate before he was restrained.

Corrections officials say the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and that the inmate also was transported for medical evaluation.

The unit where the assault occurred was placed on lockdown.

Aerial footage from Phoenix TV stations showed inmates at the Lewis complex lying face down in a prison yard, many with their hands behind their backs.


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