The man convicted of killing Robert F. Kennedy was injured Friday in a stabbing in a California prison, officials said.
NBC San Diego confirmed the attack on Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 75, citing law enforcement sources.
A government source with direct knowledge also confirmed to The Associated Press that he was the victim.
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"There was an assault on an inmate on Friday, August 30 at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at 2:21 p.m.," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
"Officers responded quickly, and found an inmate with stab wound injuries," the department said, adding that the victim was stabilized at a hospital.
A suspect in the stabbing was placed in administrative segregation pending an investigation, corrections officials said.
Thomas Shoots, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, confirmed that a minutes after the reported attack, paramedics rushed to the prison in San Diego County and found a victim bleeding from the neck.