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Deputy injured in attack at holding center

A deputy assigned the Erie County Holding Center was suffered injuries after an attack by an inmate Tuesday night, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

At approximately 9 p.m., inmate Brennan Markowski initiated an unprovoked attack on a deputy assigned to the housing area, deputies said. During the attack, the deputy suffered upper body injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Markowski, who is being held at the holding center on various larceny and drug charges from separate police agencies, faces administrative disciplinary action and criminal charges.