GAITHERSBURG, Md. — A Montgomery County inmate attacked two sheriff’s deputies in an attempt to escape as he was discharged from a hospital, police
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — A Montgomery County inmate attacked two sheriff’s deputies in an attempt to escape as he was discharged from a hospital, police said Thursday.
The inmate was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, Gaithersburg, Maryland, for medical care on Tuesday, but once he arrived, he denied treatment, police said in a news release. As the inmate was escorted from the hospital, he told deputies he needed to use the bathroom, where he feigned illness, police said.
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When deputies released the inmate’s restraints, police said he assaulted them and tried to get ahold of a deputy’s firearm. The inmate was taken into custody and returned to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, where he was being held after a series of bank robberies, police said.
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The inmate is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, disarming a law enforcement officer and first-degree escape.