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Inmate accused of assaulting officer at Limon Correctional Facility

LIMON, Colo. — An inmate is accused of assaulting and injuring an officer at the Limon Correctional Facility.

A statement from the Department of Corrections Friday says staff were able to stop the assault and restrain the inmate, identified as Ryan Spear.

The correctional officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

Spear has been transferred to another facility.

An investigation into the incident is underway.