Correctional Officer Stabbed at Local Prison

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A local correctional officer was sent to the hospital after being stabbed by a prison inmate that created a weapon.

It all happened Wednesday, April 24 around 7:10 p.m.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, the officer was doing a routine security check at the Suwannee Correctional Institution located east of Live Oak, Fl.

A DOC spokeswoman said the prisoner then attacked the officer with a lock attached to a laundry bag, stabbing him twice in the back. They said the inmate fashioned the weapon out of fencing.

Because of the investigation, officials are keeping a tight lip on the identity of the officer, prisoner and any further details.

The officer was treated and is expected to be okay.

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