Officials: Inmate stabs correctional officer at prison

CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) " Authorities say an inmate stabbed a correctional officer at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said in a statement that the officer stabbed Monday at North Branch Correctional Institution in Cresaptown is in stable condition.

Officials say 50-year-old officer James Vinci, who has been with the department 17 years, was stabbed in the upper body and neck and flown to a Baltimore hospital. They say an inmate was apprehended and a weapon was recovered.

Department spokesman Gerard Shields said Tuesday that the inmate has not been charged. He says investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing videotape of the assault.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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