A NC Dept of Corrections officer was attacked by an inmate at the Alexander Correctional Institute. The inmate used some sort of homemade weapon last week during the assault. The officer was treated for injuries but has yet to return to duty. An investigation is underway by the NCDOC and the Alexander County Sheriffs Office. Neither the officer or the suspect have been identified. Since the incident the facility has been placed on “Modified Lock Down ” which means inmates are denied visitors and prohibited from using phones or participating in recreational activity.