OGALLALA — A Keith County corrections officer was taken to a hospital after being assaulted by an inmate at the Keith County Jail Monday evening.

The Nebraska State Patrol was called about 9 p.m. after a report from the Ogallala Police Department that a corrections officer had been assaulted. The assault occurred when an inmate was being escorted from a recreation room back to a holding cell, according to a press release from the patrol.

The officer was transported to the Ogallala Community Hospital with multiple injuries to the head, face and chest. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating. Officers from the Ogallala Police Department and Keith County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.

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