CROWLEY, Colo. (AP) — A female kitchen employee was killed and another was seriously injured Monday in an assault involving an inmate while breakfast was being prepared at a state prison in southeast Colorado, a spokeswoman said.
The inmate was subdued, and the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley was put on lockdown, said Alison Morgan, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. The prison 45 miles east of Pueblo houses about 1,000 male prisoners.
Sgt. Lori Gann was listed in critical condition Monday at a hospital in Pueblo, Morgan said. She has worked for the Department of Corrections since March 2009.
The names of the other victim and the inmate weren't immediately released.
The Colorado Office of Inspector General and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were investigating, The Pueblo Chieftain reported. Morgan said interviews were ongoing and it would be premature to provide details of the attack.
Gov. John Hickenlooper traveled to visit with the prison staff Monday. He issued a statement saying state officials were "doing all we can to support the families and employees impacted by this incident."
Many state prisons were locked down Monday so staff could support the Arkansas Valley facility. Food was being delivered from other state prisons.