DOC Confirms Lockdown Has Been Lifted at Faribault Prison

September 19, 2018 03:29 PM

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The Minnesota Department of Corrections said a lockdown that had been in place at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault since Monday has been lifted.


The facility was placed on lockdown after a corrections officer was reportedly assaulted by an offender Monday morning in an incident that left four officers injured in all.

RELATED: Faribault Prison Remains on Lockdown, Assault Under Investigation

A DOC spokesperson said the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the dining hall. The officer was reportedly punched in the face. Other corrections officers responded immediately and three of the other officers were also injured.

All four officers were taken to the hospital for further evaluation. The inmate was removed from the general population and placed in restrictive housing.

RELATED: Faribault Prison on Lockdown, 4 Officers Injured in Assault by Inmate

The facility was also placed under lockdown last month. In July, a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater was killed after authorities said he was attacked by an inmate.


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