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Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown inmate stabbed Wednesday

May 09, 2012

An inmate at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown was stabbed Wednesday while prisoners were being let out of their cells for lunch, according to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

The stabbing, which resulted in nonlife-threatening injuries, occurred at the medium-security prison south of Hagerstown about 11:45 a.m., according to a news release.

The injured inmate was taken to Meritus Medical Center, and investigators have retrieved the weapon that was used, the release said.

Investigators have identified a possible assailant, who is serving time for second-degree murder, the release said.

The suspect is being held in administrative segregation while investigators look into the incident, the release said.

The victim is serving time for drug possession, officials said.

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