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Big Muddy River Correctional Center on lockdown after assault

INA, IL (KFVS) -

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina has been placed on a Level 1 lockdown after two staff members were assaulted Sunday.

There were no weapons involved and the inmate has been transferred out of the facility, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

"The department handles assault incidents with extreme seriousness as safety and security is always our top priority," said Stacey Solano, Chief Public Information Office with the Illinois Department of Corrections in a statement to Heartland News.

The incident remains under investigation.

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