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Louisville man charged with assault after officer stabbed with needle

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a Louisville man was charged with first degree assault after a corrections officer was inadvertently stabbed with a needle he was trying to hide.

According to an arrest report, it happened at the Community Corrections Center on E. Chestnut St., near the corner of E. Chestnut St. and S. Floyd St., Monday at 2 p.m.

Authorities say 19-year-old Dylan Baker was undergoing a routine pat search, performed by a corrections officer.

What the officer didn't know was that Baker had secretly hidden a needle, which was sewn into the collar of the jacket.

Over the course of the search, the officer was stuck with the needle. According to the arrest report, "this caused the officer to be exposed to biohazard, as well as the contents of the needle."

"It is clearly posted that this is contraband," authorities say.

The officer allegedly had to be placed on anti-viral drugs as a result of the encounter.

Baker was charged with first degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment and possession of contraband, the report states.

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