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Police say Pine Grove inmate threw liquid on officer

| Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

A juvenile inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Pine Grove, Indiana County, was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw an unknown liquid on a corrections officer.

State police said the 17-year-old inmate threw the liquid as Officer Andrew Waugh walked past his cell on Friday.

Waugh was not seriously injured, prison spokeswoman Judy Smith said yesterday. She said tests were being conducted to determine the identity of the liquid.

SCI-Pine Grove is a maximum-security facility for young adult male offenders. It houses primarily offenders ages 15-20 who have been adjudicated as adults, based on the nature of their crimes.

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