The incident took place at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson on Friday around 12:30 p.m.
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed the attack in a statement to the AP, stating that employees at the facility responded promptly and were able to contain the incident. They also performed "life-saving measures" on an injured inmate, who is believed to be Chauvin. He was then taken to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
Fortunately, no employees were injured during the attack. The Bureau of Prisons has alerted the FBI, who will likely investigate the incident.
The Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson is a medium-security prison that has reportedly faced issues with security lapses and staffing problems, according to the outlet. This alleged stabbing is the second high-profile attack on a federal prisoner within the last five months.
Chauvin's conviction in the death of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests and ignited a national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice. His case received widespread media attention, and his sentencing is scheduled for June 25th.