Virginia prison officer stabbed during disturbance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia corrections officials say that a prison officer and a K9 were attacked and suffered serious stab wounds during a disturbance at a prison.

A news release from the Virginia Department of Corrections said that the attack happened around 6 p.m. at Sussex I State Prison southeast of Richmond in the Waverly area.

The male officer, who has more than 20 years of service with the department, had six non-life threatening wounds to the hand, arm and body.

The officer was treated and released at a local hospital. A K9 officer came for backup and her K9 was stabbed and required surgery but is expected to live.

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