DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — An inmate apparently was stabbed by another inmate at the Walton County Correctional Institution on Friday morning, officials say.

 

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, the inmate was taken from the prison to be treated for his injuries. Preliminary reports indicated he was taken by medical helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center at about  9:30 a.m. He was then waiting to be flown to another hospital. 

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was called to assist at the hospital until a guard from the Walton County Correctional Institution arrived.

The office of the inspector general is investigating the incident, the FDOC said.