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A Wende Correctional Facility inmate was quickly restrained after he allegedly assaulted a correction officer who was locking him into his cell Tuesday afternoon. The inmate, Allen Ector, 26, was subdued by other officers and the injured correction officer was taken to the facility’s emergency room and then by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Cheektowaga where he was treated and discharged.

Prison officials said Ector faces both criminal charges and internal prison charges for the incident. Ector, whose hometown was not disclosed, is serving a four year prison term for criminal possession of a controlled substances in Ulster County. State Police are investigating the alleged attack.