Officer attacked at Marquette Branch Prison last week

Marquette Branch Prison.
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Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 11:09 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - An officer at Marquette Branch Prison was attacked by a prisoner on Nov. 22.

According to a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) spokesperson, three officers were on the gallery in the maximum-security housing unit letting prisoners out for showers.

When one of the prisoners was let out, he began to attack an officer, apparently stabbing her in the head with a weapon.

The other two officers present at the scene responded and subdued the prisoner.

An ambulance was called for the officer and she was taken to a hospital. She was later released.

The Michigan State Police was contacted so they could conduct an investigation. MDOC said its hope is the investigation will result in charges from the prosecutor against the prisoner for the violent attack.

The prisoner was transferred to another maximum security facility.

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