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York inmate accused of assault with curtain rod

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New London, CT (WFSB/AP) -

A female inmate at the York Correctional Institution women's prison in Niantic has been accused of attacking a guard with a shower curtain rod.

A Connecticut Department of Correction spokesman says the captain was struck in the head Monday afternoon and that two other correction officers were injured as they secured the inmate. The inmate was identified as Alyssa Fearon, 21, who is charged with three counts of assault on a correction officer, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. 

More correctional officers were called and used chemical spray to subdue Fearon, police said.

The guards were all treated at a hospital and released.

Fearon is expected to appear in Superior Court in New London in the near future and was given additional $75,000 bond. She is awaiting trial on unrelated charges.

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