Inmate assault on correctional officer prompted SCI Somerset lockdown, officials say


    SCI Somerset is locked down Monday after an inmate assaulted a correctional officer over the weekend, officials say.

    SCI Somerset is locked down Monday after an inmate assaulted a correctional officer over the weekend, officials say.

    Officials say the prison was locked down Sunday night around 8:30 p.m. after the assault.

    They say no weapons were involved.

    The corrections officer involved was treated at a local emergency room before being released.

    The inmate suspect was taken to a restricted housing unit and transferred to another facility, officials say.

    Meanwhile, officials say visitations are still allowed at the facility.

    Authorities say the lockdown is expected to continue throughout Monday as they monitor the situation.


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