Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, is in stable condition after being stabbed at an Arizona prison. The incident was confirmed by Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Chauvin, serving a 22-year sentence for Floyd’s murder and an additional 20-year sentence for civil rights violations, was attacked by another inmate. The Bureau of Prisons reported that the stabbing occurred at 12:30 local time on Friday in Tucson, with no other injuries.

Ellison, involved in prosecuting Chauvin, expressed sadness and emphasized the need for safety and justice for all incarcerated individuals. Chief O’Hara, receiving updates from federal law enforcement, confirmed Chauvin’s stable condition and reiterated the importance of safety for all, regardless of their crimes.

The stabbing follows the Supreme Court’s rejection of Chauvin’s appeal for a fair trial in the Floyd case, a killing that had ignited global protests against racial injustice and police brutality.