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December 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Assault on Walla Walla corrections officers possibly gang-related

The inmate assault on three corrections officers at the Washington State Penitentiary on Tuesday  may have been gang-related, according to early reports from detectives investigating the incident.

The three officers suffered “significant injuries” in the assault, which began in the commons area of the prison at about 1:15 p.m. p.m. Corrections officials said “multiple offenders” attacked the officers, but other prison staff intervened, and secured the unit within minutes. The injured correctional officers were taken to a hospital for medical treatment, and later released.

All four units of the prison’s west complex remained locked down Wednesday night while the investigation continues, according to a news release from the state Department of Corrections.

The prison’s west complex is a close-custody unit that houses about 800 offenders.

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