Corrections officer in Missouri prison stabbed by inmate

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A Google satellite image of the Northeast Correctional Center

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. – Fox 2 News/KPLR 11 has confirmed a correctional officer at the Northeast Correctional Center was stabbed by an inmate.

A spokesman for the Missouri Corrections Officers Association confirmed the incident, telling us the female officer was attacked by an inmate using a makeshift knife. The officer was stabbed in the head and hands, and was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

David Owen, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections, said the facility was placed on lockdown while authorities investigated the attack. During a lockdown, offenders are restricted to their cells and any privileges they have are limited.

The Northeast Correctional Center opened in 1998 and houses nearly 2,100 inmates, according to the department’s website. It houses minimum to medium custody male offenders. The facility is located in Bowling Green Missouri, about 70 miles northwest of St. Louis.