Correctional officer at Maryland state prison in Cumberland is stabbed by inmate Sunday evening

A correctional officer at a state prison in Cumberland was stabbed by an inmate Sunday evening.

The officer at the North Branch Correctional Institution, a maximum-security facility in Western Maryland, is in stable condition at a hospital in Morgantown. West Virginia, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

The suspect will face criminal charges following an investigation by detectives from the department, according to the release.

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