A corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights was seriously injured in an attack by a prisoner Wednesday morning.
According to a release, the sergeant fought back after being attacked before assistance from other officers came to help. Fortunately, the sergeant's injuries are not life-threatening.
The Stillwater prison was placed on lockdown immediately after the attack.
"In the face of a very difficult day, the other corrections officers are honoring their colleague by continuing to do their jobs with professionalism," said the prison's spokesperson, Sarah Fitzgerald. "This is a reminder of the difficult job our corrections officers do every day to keep Minnesotans and our prisons safe."
The inmate who assaulted the sergeant is serving a life sentence for aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
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This assault comes not long after two separate inmate attacks injured 10 officers in the span of less than a week back in March.
MCF-Oak Park Heights opened in 1982, and according to the DOC website it has a capacity of up to 473 inmates.
It's the state's only maximum-security prison, holding the highest custody level in the DOC system.