Maryland's corrections department says an inmate allegedly tried to sexually assault a correctional officer at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup.
The department said it happened early Friday morning when a correctional officer was escorting an inmate assigned to kitchen duty.
According to the department, the officer says she was shoved into a closet by an inmate, where he allegedly attempted to sexually assault her.
The department says the correctional officer was taken to a local hospital for an examination and treatment. The department says she has subsequently identified her attacker.
The department says the incident remains under investigation.