WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — One man was taken to the hospital following a stabbing at the Sedgwick County Jail on Friday.

According to a news release from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), at approximately 9 a.m., an inmate was assaulted with a makeshift weapon by another inmate inside a housing unit of the Sedgwick County Detention Facility.

Sedgwick County Dispatch told KSN that the inmate suffered potentially critical injuries.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by EMS. He was treated for his injuries and released back to the Detention Facility.

The SCSO said the victim as a 37-year-old male from Wichita who has been in custody since Nov. 3, 2022. He was booked on theft and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was identified as a 41-year-old male from Wichita who has been in custody since Jan. 13, 2021. He was booked on two counts of first-degree murder, according to the SCSO.

“This is the only inmate-on-inmate improvised weapon assault of 2023 for the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. The motive for the assault is unknown. It is unknown at this time if the incident was gang-related,” said the SCSO in the news release. “This incident is under investigation for criminal conduct as well as a review of the circumstances surrounding the manufacturing of the improvised cutting device.”

At this time, names and pictures will not be released.