Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say a corrections officer was assaulted by a prisoner at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and is in critical condition.

The Kansas City Star reports police were dispatched to a local hospital Wednesday night in response to an assault. A supervisor told police that the corrections officer was in the jail when he was attacked.

The newspaper reported that the officer suffered life-threatening injuries.