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Union boss says Iowa prison guard stabbed by white supremacist

The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown/restricted movement Wednesday after an incident involving a staff assault. (MGN Online)

Update: The head of the union that represents Iowa Correction Officers says the stabbing Wednesday morning at the State Penitentiary was the result of white supremacist gang within the prison.

Danny Homan, President of AFSCME Council 61 issued a statement Wednesday afternoon.

He said the corrections officer was stabbed five times by an inmate wielding two ten-inch shanks.

Homan's statement went on to say that the incident came on the heels of an assault on an officer this weekend.

He claims both were carried out by inmates associated with white supremacist gangs.

Homan went on to say that prison administrators were aware the attacks were planned and took no preventative action.

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The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown/restricted movement Wednesday after an incident involving a staff assault.

The staff member was beginning an escort when the offender struck the staff multiple times with a weapon.

The staff member, with assistance from responding staff, was able to subdue the offender.

The staff member was initially sent by ambulance to Fort Madison Community Hospital, but was then transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

The offender is identified as Keith Piper, 6114510, who began his 45-year sentence out of Jasper County for Habitual Offender.

Visits for all offenders will be suspended until further notice.

This incident remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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