GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — An inmate who tried to escape an emergency room in Galveston was shot by a law enforcement official Thursday afternoon, according to UTMB Health-Galveston.

The inmate is alive and being treated for the wound at UTMB. 

It was not immediately clear which agency brought the inmate to the ER, or which agency is holding the inmate in custody.

UTMB said for people to still avoid the trauma center and Garage 2.

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