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Inmate stabbed in WCI incident

May 21st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports an  inmate of the Western Correctional Institution was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center after suffering a stab wound to the collar bone Monday, according to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

The injured inmate, who is serving a four-year sentence for assault, reportedly suffered a small puncture wound.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 10:30 a.m. outside a dining hall when the victim and another inmate began fighting. The wound was inflicted with use of a homemade weapon, according to the DPSCS.

The suspect was arrested and the weapon confiscated after a correctional officer witnessed the altercation.

The incident remains under investigation by the DPSCS Intelligence Division

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