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A Buffalo man has been charged with attacking a sheriff’s deputy at the Erie County Holding Center last summer, resulting in a knee injury that forced the deputy off the job for two months.

Edward Hubbs, 42, of Main Street, pleaded not guilty Thursday to second-degree assault in the June 20 attack at the Holding Center, where he was serving a 15-day jail sentence for harassment.

Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan said Hubbs had served three days of his sentence when he attacked the deputy, who was sitting at a desk in the dormitory area.

Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszka set bail at $25,000, noting that Hubbs has five Social Security numbers, more than a dozen aliases and many arrests and convictions in multiple states.