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Suspect attacks Clark County Detention Center officer with bat

Krista Hostetler

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Suspect attacks Clark County Detention Center officer with bat

CREATED Sep. 11, 2013

Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- An officer stationed at the front entrance of the Clark County Detention Center was attacked.

Las Vegas police said one of the two officers stationed at the front was struck by a male suspect with a baseball bat.

It happened around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police said the officers were able to chase down the alleged attacker and take him into custody.

The officer who was struck was taken to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was also transported to the hospital for an unknown medical condition. He was not physically injured.

Metro's Violent Crime Unit is investigating.

CCDC is closed to visitors for the time being but attorney/client visitations are still being allowed.

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