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

September 18, 2018 04:20 PM

UPDATE: Faribault Prison Remains on Lockdown, Assault Under Investigation 


The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirms the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault is under lockdown after a corrections officer was assaulted by an offender Monday morning in an incident that left four officers injured in all.

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The 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.


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

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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