Inmate attack hurts 4 workers at Stillwater prison - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Inmate attack hurts 4 workers at Stillwater prison

Posted: Updated:

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- Stillwater state prison is on lockdown after officials say an inmate attacked and injured four staff members without warning.

A spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections says the altercation began Wednesday when the offender approached staff members with a complaint, then attacked them.

Additional officers were sent to the scene and the offender was taken into custody.

The incident happened in the prison's dining hall about midday. The corrections spokesman tells the Star Tribune a female correctional officer and a contract food service employee were treated at a hospital and released. Two other employees had minor injuries.

A criminal investigation of the incident is underway.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.