Authorities: Inmate attacked guard at classification center

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an inmate attacked a guard at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville. 

The Iowa Department of Corrections says the inmate approached the guard around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and began punching him. Other guards quickly responded and subdued the inmate. 

The guard was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics to be assessed for facial injuries. The department said the inmate didn’t suffer serious injuries. 

The names of those involved haven’t been released.