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UPDATE: Officer Stabbed at U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton

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--Update 7:45 a.m. Monday--

A U.S. Penitentiary official confirmed that the officer who was stabbed at USP Hazelton Saturday has been treated at a local hospital and released.

The inmate accused of the stabbing has been transferred to another prison facility while the investigation continues, a spokesperson said.

The FBI is leading the investigation and the U.S. Attorney's office has been notified to investigate possible additional charges against the inmate.

USP officials could not confirm the identities of the victim or the accused inmate, though other sources have identified them.


The stabbing happened around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Henson confirmed.

According to Henson, officer Timothy Norris was stabbed by the inmate with a homemade ice pick weapon.

Henson said officer Norris knew the inmate prior to this incident, but had no trouble with him in the past. 

Henson said the inmate is serving time for robbery charges, but also faces murder charges in another incident. 

Henson said the FBI will investigate the incident.

--Original Story--

The Preston County 911 Center confirmed that an officer at the U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital Saturday night after he was stabbed.

USP Union President Jared Henson said the officer was stabbed in the pelvic region. He said an inmate used an ice pick to stab him.  

The officer is expected to live. It's unclear why the inmate stabbed the officer. 

The USP recently picketed at the Pines Run Service Station pleading for better working conditions. Read more about it here

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