Fort Madison, IOWA – According to the statement, this unfortunate incident occurred on Friday.
It happened at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.
The inmate reportedly approached the correctional officer at his post and began assaulting him.
Officials said that the nearby staff were able to restrain the inmate.
The correctional officer was reportedly taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The officer was later transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for examination.
According to the Iowa Department of Corrections the inmate was not injured in this incident.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.