RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia corrections officials said that a prison officer and a K9 were attacked and suffered serious stab wounds during a disturbance at a prison.
The Virginia Department of Corrections said that the attack happened on Saturday, Jan. 9 around 6 p.m. at Sussex I State Prison southeast of Richmond in the Waverly area.
The male officer, who has more than 20 years of service with the department, had six non-life-threatening wounds to the hand, arm and body.
The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.
A K9 officer came for backup and her K9 was stabbed and required surgery but is expected to live.