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Officer hospitalized after being stabbed by inmate

Monday - 8/5/2013, 6:01pm  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- Corrections officials say a guard at a maximum security prison in Cumberland has been stabbed by an inmate.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says the officer was stabbed several times about 8:40 a.m. Monday at the North Branch Correctional Institution.

Authorities say the officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he is being treated at a local hospital.

Officials say the officer was stabbed with a homemade weapon by an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder. He has been transferred to another facility while Allegany County prosecutors review the incident.


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