Arizona State Prison on lockdown after inmate assaults employee

FLORENCE, AZ - An Arizona Department of Corrections employee suffered serious injuries after an assault by an inmate Thursday.

The incident occurred at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence around 9:30 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections.

Staff at the Meadows Unit of the prison restrained and secured the inmate suspected of the assault around 9:30 a.m., prison officials said.

The unit remains on lock down.

The employee was transported to a medical facility for treatment and evaluation. The injuries reportedly do not appear to be life-threatening. 

The incident is still under investigation.

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