Police: Teens at Iowa juvenile center attack staff

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Two teenagers at a juvenile detention center in Waterloo have been accused of assaulting staff while trying to escape.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says the teens attacked staff at the Northeast Iowa Juvenile Detention Center on Monday. The 14-year-old and 16-year-old are accused of striking staff with chairs, punching them and biting them.

Officials say the teens had taken a set of keys from a staff member. They had opened a door but were subdued before leaving an outside door.

Staff members were injured but they were not hospitalized. The teens were taken to the Black Hawk County Jail. They face several assault charges.

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