The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the stabbing of an inmate on Monday night.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the county jail on Walnut Street.

HCSO spokesperson Matt Lea says the inmate was taken to the jail’s medical clinic to be assessed.

Lea says the clinic staff determined the inmate had a stab wound to his right side.

The inmate was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The condition of the inmate is unknown at this time.

Lea says the incident is under investigation.

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