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WCI housing tier on lockdown after stabbing

July 1st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A housing tier at the Western Correctional Institution has been placed on lockdown after an inmate was stabbed Friday — the second such incident at the facility in three days.

Gerard Shields, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said a 23-year-old inmate suffered non-life-threatening puncture wounds to his head and torso when he was attacked Friday about 1 p.m. The Cumberland Times News reports two suspects have been identified in the ongoing investigation and a homemade weapon was recovered, Shields said.

The victim, who is serving a life sentence for murder, was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

The incident happened on the same housing tier of the maximum-security prison where an inmate was stabbed six times Wednesday night. That victim is serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping.

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