Monday, 23 October, 2017

Six people taken to hospital after attempted prison escape in NC

Pasquotank Correctional Institute at 527 Commerce Dr Elizabeth City N.C Pasquotank Correctional Institute at 527 Commerce Dr Elizabeth City N.C
Sammy Stanley | 13 October, 2017, 01:11

According to WNCN, fires were set at the facility and three nearby schools are on lockdown.

Multiple fires set in an attempted mass escape from North Carolina's Pasquotank Correctional Institute in North Carolina have resulted in several people injured, according to reports. The gathering works a sewing plant at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution that utilizes 30 detainee specialists, the site says.

Pasquotank CI is now under lockdown. The situation is "under control", DPS said in a tweet.

An hour later, the lockdown order was lifted. As the lockdown liftedm school officials said students would be released but said a parent must be present at the home or students would be returned to the school.

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Elizabeth City is a community of some 18,000 residents in northeastern North Carolina, located on the Pasquotank River.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools said students on buses who had not arrived home already were brought back to the schools because of the potential of inmates being in the area.

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. Several employees injured. More info when avail.

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

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