An inmate serving a 50-year sentence for first-degree murder suffered a superficial stab wound to his upper torso at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of Correction said.
The inmate, who also was cut above his right eye, was leaving a large yard at the MCI-H facility south of Hagerstown when he was stabbed, Public Information Officer Erin Julius said.
The inmate, who was awake and coherent after the attack, was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Julius said.
An MCI-H investigator has spoken to the inmate, and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigative Unit has been notified, Julius said.
The stabbing was reported about 2:31 p.m.