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Two MCTC inmates stabbed

officers hurt

March 23, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Two inmates were stabbed during separate fights Tuesday night at Maryland Correctional Training Center, Maryland Division of Correction spokeswoman Maj. Priscilla Doggett said.

On Wednesday morning, an inmate in handcuffs assaulted an officer, DOC spokesman George Gregory said. During an ensuing scuffle, three officers were injured.

Neither of the inmates stabbed Tuesday suffered injuries that were considered life-threatening, Doggett said.

The stabbings happened about 10 or 15 minutes apart at around 9:30 p.m., she said.

Doggett said the first fight was in a recreation hall area in housing unit 7.

One inmate stabbed another inmate with a weapon, Doggett said.

Shortly after, in housing unit 4, two other inmates fought. Again, one inmate stabbed the other inmate with a weapon, she said.

Doggett said the DOC would not give out information about any of the four inmates involved while the incidents are being investigated.

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Both weapons were recovered.

Doggett said prison employees did a "shakedown" of the facility to look for other weapons.

MCTC is one of three prisons south of Hagerstown.

At about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, an inmate who was in segregation used his handcuffs to strike an officer in the head, Gregory said.

Three other officers suffered minor abrasions when they stepped in to help. All four officers were taken to Washington County Hospital.

Gregory would not say who the officers were because the incident was under investigation.

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