- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say six correctional officers were injured at a remote Northern California prison when they were attacked by an inmate.

They say 36-year-old Desmond Walls stabbed one High Desert State Prison guard on his cheek, face, head and hand with an inmate-made weapon on Thursday.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Four other officers were taken to the hospital with abrasions, swelling and exposure to blood. One of those four had also been bitten.

A sixth officer was treated at the prison’s medical facility for a bite wound.

Walls is serving a 21-year sentence for burglary and robbery with a firearm in Riverside County. He also was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The prison houses about 3,700 inmates in Susanville, 185 miles northeast of Sacramento.

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