Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

Pasquotank Correctional Institute at 527 Commerce Dr Elizabeth City N.C

Pasquotank Correctional Institute at 527 Commerce Dr Elizabeth City N.C

An attempted prison break in North Carolina has left several workers injured as fires broke out inside the facility.

According to a tweet from the N.C. DPS, fires were set in the prison sewing plant, apparently for the escape attempt.

Several employees at the Pasquotank Correctional Institute have been injured during an attempted prisoner escape Thursday, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

It wasn't immediately known how many employees were injured.

No inmates escaped and officials said the situation is under control.

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Correction Enterprises, an arm of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, operates 32 businesses across the state that employs 2,300 inmate workers, according to the group's website.

Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School have been placed on lockdown.

A spokespersons with Sentara Healthcare says six patients have been received at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center due to the incident at the prison.

Check back for updates on this breaking-news story.

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