Allen County Sheriff's Department officers and Fort Wayne police arrived at the Allen County Jail at about 11:25 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that an officer needed assistance, the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette reported.
Adam Griffith, a sheriff's department spokesman, said the injured officer has been hit several times in the head by the inmate. He was rushed to a hospital where he was in serious condition.
The victim managed to push the emergency button on his radio before losing consciousness, Griffith said.
Authorities believe the inmate used his hand to strike the officer, Griffith said.
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