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FORT WAYNE – A confinement officer was attacked at the Allen County Jail on Christmas morning and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, according to a statement issued by the sheriff’s department.

It said county and city officers were called to the jail about 11:25 a.m. after the officer was struck in the head several times by an inmate. The officer was able to call for assistance.

Their names were not made public by the sheriff’s department.

The attack remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.