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Prisoner charged with attacking 2 guards

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) — A Waupun prison inmate is faced with charges after he was accused of trying to choke one correctional officer and punched another.

Both officers were taken to Waupun Memorial Hospital following the May 3 attack in the prison’s health service unit. Twenty-seven-year-old David Byrd is faced with charges of strangulation and suffocation and battery. Byrd is serving life in prison for a homicide in 2012 in Milwaukee County.

Prosecutors say Byrd attacked one officer who took his designer sunglasses and tried to choke the other officer who tried to intervene.

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