Crime Attempted escape reported at N.C. prison; several injured

02:20  13 october  2017
02:20  13 october  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Attempted escape reported at N . C . prison ; several injured . Posted by newzburst on October 12, 2017 9:02 pm Tags: Categories: mainstream media.

ELIZABETH CITY, N . C . – Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed and several others injured during an attempted prisoner escape Thursday, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. WTKR reported that fires were also set in the prison sewing plant at Pasquotank

Police respond to the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, N.C. after a report of an attempted escape Oct. 12, 2017: pas.jpg © WTKR pas.jpg

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- An attempted escape was reported Thursday afternoon at a northeastern North Carolina state prison.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety tweeted that the attempted escape happened at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City around 3:30 p.m.. Fires were set in the prison sewing plant and several employees were injured, according to the tweet.

A spokesperson with Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City told CBS affiliate WTKR the hospital has received nine patients.  Two are being transferred to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, which is also expecting five additional patients, the station reports. 

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Two prison guards have died after inmates attempted to break out of a North Carolina jail. Justin Smith, 35, and Veronica Darden, 50, died after prisoners at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution tried to escape on Thursday at 3pm EST. Three other guards remain in a critical condition in hospital.

After the fire was set, several inmates unsuccessfully attempted to escape , reports CBS affiliate WTKR. Prison workers did several counts after the fire and all 725 inmates were accounted for, Acree said.

The Department of Public Safety tweeted at 6:18 p.m. that the fires had been extinguished and the situation was under control. The prison, which houses just under 900 men, remained on lockdown.

Members of the department's Prison Emergency Response Team, consisting of officers from other facilities, have responded to to assist, DPS tweeted.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools told the station an elementary, middle and high school were placed on lockdown after an incident at a nearby jail, but the lockdown was later lifted.

Correction Enterprises, an arm of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, operates 32 businesses across the state that employs 2,300 inmate workers, according to the group's website. The group operates a sewing plant at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution that employs 30 inmate workers, the website says.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the inmates involved were employed by the plant. Calls to Correction Enterprises and the Department of Public Safety Thursday weren't immediately returned.

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