Hamilton County Jail inmate stabbed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Hamilton County Jail inmate is in the hospital, after being stabbed while in custody.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 7:30 tonight.

The inmate was taken to the jail’s medical clinic to be checked out after being assaulted.

That’s when they noticed he had a stab wound to his right side.

The inmate was taken to the hospital for treatment.

There’s no word on his condition.

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