Inmate Assaults Deputies with Fire Extinguisher

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A door at the courthouse in Fairfield where an inmate tried to escape.

FAIRFIELD-

A courthouse had to be evacuated Monday after an inmate tried to escape.

The inmate was walking to the Superior Court of California in Solano County in a tunnel area, when he got ahold of a fire extinguisher.

The man set off the extinguisher, spraying three deputies in the face.

The inmate has not been identified at this time, courthouse officials say he is a maximum security inmate.

Officials are investigating, and the deputies are being treated. No word on how seriously they are hurt.

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