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June 12, 2012
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Video: Inmate fights deputy in Ky. courtroom

Suspect briefly escaped custody and attacked a deputy, but quick action by court officers ended the brawl

By PoliceOne Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Surveillance video shows an inmate try to escape custody inside a Kentucky courtroom.

The suspect was being kept in a holding cell, a Jefferson County official said. When police tried to remove another inmate from the same cell, the suspect charged at a deputy.

In the video, the inmate and the deputy stumble into the courtroom, where officers quickly peel away the attacker.

The inmate faces charges of assault and attempted escape, according to KDSK.

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