Officer stabbed in Oshkosh Correctional attack

Posted at 11:13 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 20:16:03-04

The Department of Corrections confirms a staff member was hospitalized after an inmate attack at Oshkosh Correctional Institution. The incident happened on Tuesday, October 11.

Oshkosh police are investigating the incident. In a news release, investigators report the correctional officer was stabbed in the arm with a makeshift knife while escorting a male inmate. The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The 49 year old inmate was arrested and a referral of charges of battery by an inmate was sent to the Winnebago County District Attorney's Office.