Investigations underway after inmate allegedly assaulted at OCCC

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Honolulu police and the state Department of Public Safety are investigating an alleged assault at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

It happened at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 17.

Public safety officials said a 41-year-old inmate was assaulted by other inmates and sustained injuries to his head, torso and leg.

Honolulu police said the victim was physically confronted and the suspect “used a dangerous instrument” to cause the injuries.

The inmate was immediately assessed by the medical unit, transported to Queen’s Medical Center for follow-up treatment and returned to OCCC by 4 p.m.

Police have opened a second-degree attempted murder investigation. No arrests have been made.

The inmate is currently housed in a different module.

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