Officials at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) are investigating an alleged assault that sent two correctional officers to local hospitals with minor injuries last night.

At 6:27 p.m. on Monday, April 17, during the evening meal, an officer confronted an inmate who took an extra tray from the serving line. The inmate and his cellmate abruptly attacked the officer, striking him in the head. A second officer who responded to the attack was also struck by the two inmates before additional staff brought the situation under control with physical force and pepper spray.

Both officers were transported to an outside hospital, and were treated and released last night. One officer suffered a broken thumb, loose teeth and a swollen lip, and both officers suffered minor bruises.

Both inmates were sent to the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the results of an investigation into the incident.