BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A corrections officer at Lewis Prison in Buckeye was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being stabbed by an inmate, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.
ADC said the inmate, whose name has not been released, was being taken to a medical building for complaints of dizziness when he pulled out a prison-made weapon and stabbed the correctional officer in the chest.
The officer was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
ADC said the weapon used in the attack was made from a portable heater coil.
According to ADC, the incident was not related to the functionality of doors or locking mechanisms at the prison, and the housing unit where it happened was fully staffed at the time.
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The inmate will be moved to maximum security housing and will face criminal charges, ADC said.
The investigation is ongoing.