Monday, 23 October, 2017

6 taken to hospital from incident at Pasquotank prison

Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured Prison employees hurt in attempted prison break; 'nobody escaped'
Patty Aguilar | 13 October, 2017, 02:35

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety tweeted around 4 p.m. that the endeavored escape occurred at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City.

An attempted escape from a North Carolina prison left multiple people injured Thursday, public safety officials said.

An official with the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office said deputies were at the scene and working to figure out what happened.

An endeavored escape was accounted for Thursday evening at a northeastern North Carolina state jail. "Several employees injured." It added there would be "more info when available".

A spokesperson from the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center told WAVY the hospital has taken in six patients, but did not specify if they were all prison employees. Fires set in prison sewing plant. Sentara asks that family of the injured avoid the campus.

All afternoon activities at the schools have been cancelled.

The prison houses almost 900 adult, male felons in both high-security and minimum-custody buildings.

WAVY's Joe Fisher and Matt Gregory will have updates from Elizabeth City.

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