A section of the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla is on lockdown Tuesday after an inmate was stabbed.
The stabbing happened around 8:30 in a common area of the D unit in the prison’s West Complex, said Shari Hall, prison spokeswoman. All four units in the complex are on lockdown.
Staff members found a sharpened weapon they believe was used in the attack.
A 26-year-old inmate is being held in the facility’s segregation unit while officials investigate the incident, Hall said.
Never miss a local story.
The prison houses more than 2,300 inmates in minimum, medium and maximum security custody.