Colorado theater shooter James Holmes assaulted in prison

This Aug. 24, 2015, file photo James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Officials say an inmate assaulted the theater shooter and a security officer at the Colorado State Penitentiary on Oct. 8. A judge in August sentenced Holmes to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others at a movie theater in suburban Denver in July 2012. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

DENVER (AP) — Officials say an inmate assaulted theater shooter James Holmes and a security officer at the Colorado State Penitentiary.

Adrienne Jacobson, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, tells The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/SJeY1w ) that the inmate lunged at Holmes and took a few swings at him while the officer was escorting Holmes through a hallway on Oct. 8. Holmes was not injured.

Jacobson tells The Associated Press that the 27-year-old inmate accused of attacking Holmes will be disciplined during a hearing inside the prison.

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

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

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