Prisoner assaults transport officer overnight in Webster Groves - KMOV.com

Prisoner assaults transport officer overnight in Webster Groves

Webster Groves, MO (KMOV)—One police officer was assaulted overnight during an escape attempt of two prisoners in Webster Groves.

Police say the officer was transporting two prisoners on Laclede Station Road near Big Bend when one prisoner in the front seat kicked out the windshield.

The officer then pepper sprayed the prisoner in an effort to subdue the suspect.

According to reports, the officer injured his wrist during the fight with the prisoner.

The second prisoner was not involved in the altercation.

Police say the officer was treated for his minor injury. The prisoners were transported to the planned location a short time later.

Authorities have not released the identities of the prisoners at this time.

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