4 Md. COs injured breaking up prison fight

Officers sustained stab wounds, other injuries; officials say they are expected to recover

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Officials in Maryland say four correctional officers have been injured trying to break up a prison fight.

A Tuesday statement from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says one officer from the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the arm and a cut on the chest. The statement says the other three officers were taken to local urgent care clinics for various injuries.


Four correctional officers were injured this afternoon trying to control a fight between several inmates at the Western...

Posted by Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The department also says two inmates were stabbed. They were taken to the hospital and were expected to be released soon.

Officials have a suspect in the stabbings but have not released the inmate's identity.

Western Correctional is a maximum security prison with approximately 1,700 male inmates located 4 miles southwest of Cumberland.

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