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2 MSOP staff members injured in assault

MOOSE LAKE, MN -- Two staff members at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake were seriously hurt after being attacked by a client, the Department of Human Services said Thursday.

The agency said the assault happened on March 25.

One staff member required medical attention. A second staff member intervened in the assault and was also injured, the agency said.

Officials say several other staff responded in order to subdue and remove the client.

“This assault is a sobering reminder that work we do at MSOP and other DHS treatment facilities can be dangerous,” said DHS Deputy Commissioner Chuck Johnson. “Facility leaders have been checking-in with staff involved in the incident to make sure they have the medical and emotional support they need.”

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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