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Inmate attacks officer at Las Vegas jail

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 18:24:32-04
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says that one of their officers was attacked by an inmate at the Clark County Detention Center's South Tower.
 
It was reported on Wednesday around 7:30 a.m.
 
Inmate David Frostick had recently been given a jury sentence recommendation of 20 years to life. This stems from charges of murder and use of a deadly weapon. He is due to be officially sentenced on Nov. 2.
 
Frostick began struggling with the officer, when the officer's flashlight became dislodged. CCDC officers do not carry weapons. The inmate began to beat the officer about the head and face with the flashlight.
 
The attack lasted several minutes before others came to assist the officer.
 
Officer was transported to UMC with non-serious injuries, swelling and bruising. He was treated and released.
 
Frostick was also transported to UMC with little injuries. He was treated and released.
 
Frostick faces more charges due to the attack.
 
13 Action News will post updates as they become available.