- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent who was stabbed Wednesday is in stable condition.

Department of the Interior spokeswoman Nedra Darling says Patrick F. Duffy is looking forward to a full recovery. Duffy is the superintendent on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation and was attacked at BIA headquarters in Fort Thompson, which is about 60 miles southeast of Pierre.

The BIA says its Office of Justice Services is continuing to investigate the attack. It said on Wednesday evening a suspect was in custody.

Darling says the BIA and the Indian Health Service are providing counselling services to employees at the Crow Creek Agency. The agency will remain closed until Monday.

As superintendent, Duffy oversees BIA facilities in Fort Thompson and manages tribal land.

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