Inmate accused of assaulting prison officer in Delaware

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Authorities say an officer at the James Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware was assaulted by an inmate Friday night. (WPVI)

Authorities say an officer at the James Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware was assaulted by an inmate Friday night.

Officials say the assault happened while two officers were supervising the dining hall.

A group of inmates were breaking the no-talking rule and were told to stop.

A second group then started talking too.

At one point, an inmate stood up and allegedly shoved an officer.

They called for help and other staff members were able to get the situation under control.

No one else was injured during the exchange.

The James Vaughn Correctional Center is the same prison where a hostage-takeover resulted in the death of an officer last February.

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