MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Three Milwaukee County jail officers were injured in an attack by a combative inmate.
Sheriff's officials said a 43-year-old homicide suspect refused to return to his cell Tuesday, and he tried hitting an officer. The guard then attempted to use a stun-gun, but it failed.
Authorities said the prisoner tried choking another officer -- and then a third guard used his Taser weapon. Other officers helped to get the suspect handcuffed.
He was taken to a hospital after striking his head on a wall, and was returned to the jail after treatment.
One guard is off work with a torn tendon. Another suffered facial injuries, and a third hurt his forearm.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)