- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Corrections Department says a maximum-security inmate tried to escape from a Sioux Falls hospital.

The agency says Alonzo Young was taken by ambulance Sunday from the Jameson Annex of the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls to a hospital after claiming to have taken a substantial amount of medication.

The DOC says that while using the bathroom in the hospital room Monday morning, Young pulled out an 8-inch metal object and waved it at staff members, who wrestled it away from him.

Nobody was injured and Young was returned to prison.

He was sentenced in Minnehaha County to more than 26 years for first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree robbery and simple assault on a law enforcement officer, though some of the time was suspended.

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