Investigation Underway After Officer Stabbed At NBCI

An investigation is underway after a correctional officer was stabbed at the North Branch Correctional Institution over the weekend. According to officials with the MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services a correctional officer was physically assaulted by an inmate on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at North Branch Correctional Institution.  Following a non-contact visit, the inmate manipulated hand restraints and began stabbing an officer with a homemade weapon. The officer was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released.