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MCI-Hagerstown inmate stabbed

37-year-old serving a 15-year sentence for second-degree murder was cut three times

July 13, 2013

An inmate at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown sustained nonlife-threatening injuries from a stabbing Friday night at the prison, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli said Saturday.

The victim was a 37-year-old inmate serving a 15-year sentence for second-degree murder, Vernarelli said.

He did not believe the inmate was from Washington County.

The department has a “potential suspect” and recovered a weapon in the incident, Vernarelli said. The department was continuing the investigation, he said.

The wounded inmate was cut three times, including one injury to his back, Vernarelli said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown as a precaution, he said.

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