Prison Guard Stabbed in Amarillo

11-21-05 - A guard was stabbed four times Sunday night while monitoring a cell block at the state's William P. Clements Unit in Amarillo, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

The condition of the guard was not immediately available. She was flown by medical helicopter to Northwest Texas Hospital. Michelle Lyons, a TDCJ spokeswoman, said in a story in Monday's Amarillo Globe-News that investigators hadn't found a weapon or been able to identify the suspects in the stabbing, which occurred between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Lyons said she didn't have information on the nature of the wounds or the type of weapon used in the attack.

The guard's name was withheld pending notification of relatives. Lyons said the 39-year-old guard had worked at the unit, which houses men, since January 2002.