FARIBAULT, Minn. -- Two corrections officers at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault were hospitalized Sunday night, Nov. 4,  after they were attacked by an inmate.

The officers were treated and released after the 6 p.m. assault, said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

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The inmate involved in the attack was placed in restrictive housing, and the prison is currently under lockdown, Fitzgerald said.

“This incident will be fully investigated, and the offender responsible will be held accountable under the law,” she said.

Sunday’s attack was the latest in a string of inmate assaults on corrections officers in Minnesota in recent months. Two officers died in the line of duty at state prisons in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights.

The medium-security prison in Faribault is Minnesota’s largest, with about 2,000 inmates. The Faribault institution also contains a minimum-security unit.