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A Florida inmate is accused of trying to choke a deputy with a pillowcase earlier this month, authorities said.

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Bridgette Lee Harvey, 42, of Spring Hill, was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a weapon to cause great bodily harm, the introduction of contraband into a detention facility and two counts of escape from confinement, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.

According to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Harvey approached Deputy Lillian Jimenez at about 1 a.m. EDT on June 7 in the women’s pod of the Falkenburg Road Jail and said another inmate needed assistance.

As Jimenez went to check on inmate April Christina Colvin, 37, of Brandon, in the women’s restroom, Harvey allegedly walked up behind the deputy, placed a pillowcase around her neck and attempted to choke her, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

According to the sheriff’s office, Jimenez was able to use her radio to call other deputies for help, according to the newspaper. Several other inmates came to Jimenez’s aid and removed the pillowcase while freeing her from Harvey’s grip, the sheriff’s office said in its news release.

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Deputies helped Jimenez out of the inmate pod, WTVT reported. Officials said Jimenez suffered minor injuries to her neck and throat. Harvey was placed in restraints and removed from the pod, according to the television station.

The sheriff’s office said Harvey also had a small comb in her possession that she had sharpened on both ends with her teeth, the Times reported.

The incident was captured by one of the jail’s surveillance cameras, according to the newspaper.

Harvey was arrested on May 31 on an outstanding warrant from neighboring Pasco County on a home invasion robbery charge, according to online booking records.

Colvin, who was described by the sheriff’s office as a co-conspirator during the attack, now faces a charge of escape from confinement, online booking records show. She was arrested on May 24 on charges of resisting a law enforcement officer without violence, loitering or prowling, trespassing, petit theft and possession of a controlled substance, records show.

“While these inmates put our deputy in danger, there were others who did the right thing by coming to her aid, and for that, I am grateful,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “Thanks to the quick response of our Emergency Response Team and the inmates who showed compassion to help our deputy, a dire situation turned into the safe rescue of Deputy Jimenez. The assailant and her co-conspirator now face additional charges for assaulting her.”