Officer attacked at Waupun Correctional Institution

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WAUPUN, Wis. (WBAY) – A correctional officer was attacked by an inmate Thursday night at the Waupun Correctional Institution.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the prison called just after 7 p.m. for deputies to respond to an assault on a staff member.

A spokesman for the Department of Corrections says the injured officer was transported to a hospital. There’s no further information on the officer’s condition or the nature of the attack.

Waupun Correctional is on a temporary lockdown while the attack is investigated.

The Department of Corrections referred the incident to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for investigation.