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EMS services respond to fight at MCI

June 15, 2007|by KAREN HANNA and ANDREW SCHOTZ

Emergency officials responded to a report of a fight on Thursday night at the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.

An emergency services dispatcher said ambulances from Boonsboro, Halfway and Community Rescue Services, as well as personnel from the Washington County Department of Emergency Services, responded to MCI. The original call was dispatched at 8:18 p.m.

Roxbury Road was closed at both ends while the investigation was going on.

Washington County Hospital spokeswoman Maureen Theriault said about 10:45 p.m. that the hospital was treating one patient from MCI. She didn't know if the patient was an inmate or an employee or the nature of the injuries.

Theriault said the hospital didn't know how many other patients it would get, but it was told that about 30 "unsecured" inmates were to be checked at the prison to see if they needed to go to the hospital.

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Rae Sheeley, institutional public information officer for MCI, said the situation was under control as of 11:15 p.m.

No further information was available at press time.

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