Prison officials search inmates after a worker at the Lewis prison in Buckeye was assaulted Friday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Antonio Salley (Source: Department of Corrections)
Prison officials said an inmate assaulted an employee, forcing a lockdown at the Lewis Complex of the Arizona State Prison in Buckeye on Friday morning.
The inmate is reported to have struck the worker several times in the head and body before corrections officers fired two non-lethal rounds to subdue him, according to an Arizona Department of Corrections news release.
The inmate has been identified as Antonio Salley, 36, who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and armed robbery.
The Morey Unit of the prison was placed on lockdown immediately after the 9:30 a.m. incident, according to the release.
News helicopter video showed Arizona Department of Corrections officials searching inmates lying face down on the pavement outside.
The employee and Salley were both taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
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