Atlanta, GA – A Fulton County sheriff’s deputy was stabbed repeatedly in the neck by an inmate inside the county’s jail facility on Monday morning.
The attack occurred at the Fulton County Jail located in the 900-block of Rice Street at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, WAGA reported.
Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat said the suspect was brought to the jail facility by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) on Sunday night on a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats.
The suspect was being processed into the jail on Monday morning when he attacked the deputy with a knife he was carrying, Sheriff Labat told WAGA.
The deputy was stabbed in the neck multiple times during the assault, according to WGCL.
The wounded hero was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and has been stabilized.
Sheriff Labat said he is in “good spirits,” WSB reported.
He said he does not believe the deputy’s injuries will require surgery and asked the public to keep him in their prayers, according to WAGA.
The sheriff did not identify the injured deputy, nor did he release the name of the suspect accused of stabbing him.
The investigation into the brutal attack – including how the inmate managed to enter the facility while armed with the blade – remained under investigation, WAGA reported.
“We want to go back as far in the timeline as we can to make sure we’re very thorough,” Sheriff Labat told WGCL.
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