STERLING, Colo. — Four officers were injured after being assaulted by multiple offenders in the dining hall at the Sterling Correctional Facility on Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Corrections said.
After the incident, the staff members were examined and emergency treatment as administered by on-duty medical personnel.
The four staff members were taken to a hospital by ambulance and by other staff members with serious injuries. None of the injuries was life-threatening.
“The actions of those involved will not be tolerated or accepted by our department,” the Colorado Department of Corrections said in a statement.
“Our Inspector General’s Office will work with the local district attorney to ensure that the individuals involved be prosecuted and punished to the maximum extent allowed by law.”
On Tuesday night, the facility was placed on lockdown for an investigation into the attack.
It’s not known what led to the attack.