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St. Louis police investigate attack on justice center guards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating an attack that injured two guard at City Justice Center — the same jail where more than 100 inmates staged an uprising earlier this month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the attack happened Friday. A 23-year-old inmate began punching and kicking a 56-year-old female lieutenant because he claimed he had not received food “in a timely manner,” according to a police summary. Two other inmates allegedly joined in the attack and then beat another guard who tried to close a cell door. Police say the guards suffered facial bruising and swelling. It was not clear if either was hospitalized.

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