BISMARCK — A staff member at the North Dakota State Penitentiary was assaulted during an incident that occurred at the facility on Tuesday, according to Kayli Richards, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The matter remains under investigation, and no other details were available, including the extent of any injuries the person may have suffered, Richards said.

She also declined to discuss whether any suspects had been identified and whether anyone will likely face charges in the incident.

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