CRESAPTOWN, Md. — Officials say two inmates and two correctional officers were injured in an altercation this week at a western Maryland prison.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says two officers broke up a fight Tuesday afternoon between two inmates in the dining hall of the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution.

The Times-News reports a male officer suffered two puncture wounds and a female officer experienced breathing problems. The two inmates received injuries from a homemade weapon.

All four were taken to a hospital by ambulance with injuries not considered life-threatening.

No further details were provided. The department says the incident is under investigation.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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