Official: 6 officers hurt by inmates at Illinois prison

An Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman says six officers have been injured by inmates at a maximum-security prison.

DOC spokeswoman Nicole Wilson tells the Chicago Tribune ( ) the correctional officers were being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening after the incident Sunday afternoon at the Pontiac Correctional Center.

Wilson says the officers were assaulted by five inmates. The newspaper reports she declined to say what kind of injuries they suffered or give further details about the incident.

Wilson couldn't immediately be reached by The Associated Press for further comment.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,