2 correctional officers injured in inmate attack at UP prison
BARAGA, MI – Two prison officers were injured in an attack by a maximum security prisoner at an Upper Peninsula facility on Wednesday, WLUC Reports.
The attack happened around noon on February 10 at the Baraga Correctional Center, MDOC spokesman Chris Gautz told the TV station. A maximum security inmate used a weapon to attack a correctional officer from behind. The assault caused injuries to the policeman’s neck. The injured officer was able to subdue the prisoner with the help of a second officer who was also injured in the incident.
As a result of the incident, prisoners were locked up and injured police were taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the report. The two police officers were released from the hospital on Wednesday evening.
The Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan State Police are investigating the incident, according to the report. The name of the suspect was not disclosed. Charges have yet to be filed. Authorities have not disclosed the nature of the weapon used in the attack.