The attack occurred in Florida’s Falkenburg Road Jail on Tuesday afternoon, in front of about 70 inmates.
Hillsborough County detention deputy D. Herandez suffered a twisted ankle, bruised knee and abrasions to his neck — with other inmates boldly coming to his aid as the incident unfolded, CNN reports.
The inmate, 22-year-old Kiondre Zachary, was being held in remand on a burglary charge.
Zachary is now facing charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and has been transferred to an isolation cell within the prison.
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