Fulton County

UPDATE: Fulton deputy released from hospital after being stabbed in the head at jail

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A jail inmate stabbed a Fulton County detention officer Thursday morning, Sheriff Pat Labat confirmed to Channel 2 Action News.

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Labat said a Fulton County Jail inmate grabbed the officer from behind and stabbed him in the back of the head with a homemade shank.

The officer also suffered defensive wounds in both shins.

Labat, who was at the jail at the time, said another inmate came to the injured deputy’s aid.

The deputy was treated at Grady hospital and allowed to go home. Police have not released his identity.

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Labat said the inmate will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but his mental health is part of the investigation. His identity has also not been released.