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Guard stabbed by inmate at Clallam Bay prison

February 4th, 2014 - 5:16am

CLALLAM BAY, Wash. (AP) - A prison spokeswoman says an inmate serving time in Clallam Bay for assault stabbed a corrections officer in the face and neck yesterday morning.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center spokeswoman Fay Gingell says the officer was being treated at Olympic Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening. The officer was stabbed in education building of the prison.

Gingell says the suspect is 19-year-old Carlos Avalos. He was serving a prison sentence for an assault with a deadly weapon in Lewis County and was scheduled to be out in 2022.

Corrections officials have moved him to high-security unit in the prison where he will be interviewed by investigators.

The facility was locked down yesterday with visits suspended until further notice.

The prison houses about 850 offenders.


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