BRICKLEYS, Ark. (KTHV) -- A correctional officer for the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickleys was stabbed by an inmate Friday evening.

The attack happened around 5 p.m. Friday. An inmate came up behind the officer and stabbed him with a handmade weapon. Police do not know how many times the officer was stabbed.

The officer is in stable condition.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the attack. No formal charges have yet been filed.

No other information has been released. Stay with THV11 and as this story develops.