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CDCR: Inmate repeatedly stabs officer at Tehachapi prison

California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, Calif., is seen in a photo from the CDCR.

An inmate attacked an officer Tuesday at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Inmate Agustin Garcia allegedly threw a cup of hot water in the officer's face and then repeatedly stabbed him with a weapon he made.

Staff and a couple inmates helped stop the attack.

The officer, whose name was withheld, suffered stab wounds to his shoulder, neck and head. The inmate suffered a fractured skull and broken eye orbital.

Garcia has been serving time in prison since 2001 for attempted murder of a peace officer in Kings County.

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