- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - Officials say several staffers at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison required medical attention after an inmate allegedly attacked one of them.

The Fort Madison Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1mVPBPS ) the incident occurred Monday morning. The prison was placed on restricted movement as officials investigate the case.

Officials say an inmate attacked a correctional officer after the inmate failed to follow orders from the officer. Three other officers then responded and subdued the inmate.

Two officers were sent to a local hospital for evaluation. Two other officers were seen by medical staff at the prison.

The newspaper reports another inmate has been credited with trying to stop the initial assault.

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Information from: The Daily Democrat, http://www.dailydem.com

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