Faribault prison on lockdown after 4 officers hurt

Published 8:17 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

FARIBAULT — The Faribault state prison is on lockdown after authorities said an inmate punched a corrections officer in the face.

A Department of Corrections spokeswoman said three of the responding officers also were hurt.

The Corrections Department said an inmate punched the corrections officer at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the dining hall.

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According to a press release, the four injured officers were taken to the hospital. The inmate was put in restrictive housing.

In late August, the prison was also on lockdown after what the Corrections Department called “an investigation.” No details were given then.