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Louisville inmate facing several counts of assault after allegedly spitting blood on corrections officers

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William Wilson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) William Wilson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections has been charged with assault after authorities say he spit blood at several corrections officers.

According to an arrest report, the incident took place on the evening of Thursday, March 24, just before 5:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice.

William Wilson, age 54, was bleeding from the mouth and nose after he had gotten into a fight with another inmate, according to Louisville Metro Corrections. When officers refused to remove his restraints, due to Wilson's "continued disruptive behavior," Wilson allegedly began to spit blood on them.

In all, five officers were hit by Wilson's blood, which was spit on their faces and bodies, according to a criminal citation.

The incident was captured on surveillance video, according to authorities.

Wilson faces five counts of third degree assault related to the incident, according to the citation.

He remains at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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