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Colorado theater shooter Holmes attacked by fellow inmate

| Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 6:21 p.m.

DENVER — An inmate assaulted theater shooter James Holmes and a security officer at the Colorado State Penitentiary, officials said.

The inmate lunged at Holmes and took a few swings at him while the officer was escorting Holmes through a hallway Oct. 8, Adrienne Jacobson, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, told The Denver Post.

Holmes was not injured.

The 27-year-old inmate accused of attacking Holmes could be disciplined during a hearing inside the prison, Jacobson told The Associated Press.

Holmes is allowed to spend four hours in a day hall. No other inmates are in his cell block.

A judge in August sentenced the 27-year-old to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people and wounding 70 at a movie theater in suburban Denver in July 2012.

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