Hawaii detention center inmate accused of assaulting staff

March 25, 2020 GMT

HONOLULU (AP) — Three workers at a federal prison in Honolulu suffered injuries after they were assaulted by an inmate, officials said.

The Federal Detention Center said the assault occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hawaii News Now reported.

Two prison workers were treated for injuries at a hospital and one was released Tuesday morning, prison officials said in a statement.

A third worker declined medical treatment after suffering minor injuries while trying to stop the assault, officials said.

Detention center officials did not say what triggered the assault and did not make public the name of the inmate.

The center’s 445 male and female inmates were kept in their units following the assault, officials said.

The facility, operated by the Federal Bureau of Prison, has limited its operations until further notice, officials said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified of the attack, officials said.