Deputies injured in struggle with jail inmate

CINCINNATI (AP) — Four Cincinnati-area sheriff’s deputies were taken to the hospital after struggling with an inmate at the jail.

Hamilton County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett says 18-year-old inmate Brandon Jackson became irate today after talking with a jail visitor and ripped three phones off the wall.

Barnett says the four deputies tried to take Jackson to his cell, but he fought with them so violently that they had to place him in a restraint chair.

One of the deputies suffered a broken hand, and another had a deep bone bruise on his knee. Another deputy suffered overexertion, and the fourth was checked because he was spit on in his face.

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