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January 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Inmate stabbed at Monroe prison

Update at 3:30 p.m.: | Department of Corrections staff have identified the inmate who stabbed another offender at the Monroe Correctional Complex today as Brian D. Rivas.

Rivas, 21, is serving a 17-year sentence for first-degree assault. Rivas, who was convicted in Pierce County Superior Court, could face new assault charges because of today’s attack, Department of Corrections (DOC) spokeswoman Norah West wrote in a news release.

The Washington State Reformatory, at the Monroe Correctional Complex, is under “restricted movement” today because of the attack, DOC staff said.

Original post:| Monroe police and the state Department of Corrections are investigating a stabbing today involving two inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

Norah West, spokeswoman for the state prison system, said the victim didn’t suffer a life-threatening injury.

Debbie Willis, spokeswoman for Monroe police, said they were called to the prison at 12:23 p.m. after a report of a stabbing in a stairwell. Willis said a 33-year-old inmate was apparently stabbed by a 21-year-old inmate.

“The weapon appears to be some type of homemade weapon,” Willis said, adding that the victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

Willis said the reason for the stabbing is still under investigation. She said the victim was taken to Valley General Hospital in Monroe.

Police did not release the identities of the two men.

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