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Six people taken to hospital after attempted NC prison escape

Six people taken to hospital after attempted NC prison escape

According to reports, a failed escape in North Carolina's Pasquotank Correctional Institution left several officers injured, APA reports quoting CNN.

The Department of Public Safety said Pasquotank Correctional Institute can house about 900 close, medium and minium custody inmates. Local emergency management officials said about 5 was again safe for students to return home. Fires extinguished. Situation under control.

Six patients involved with the incident are being treated at the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, a spokesperson told WTKR.

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School officials also did not want to risk the possibility of students being home alone with the potential of escaped inmates in the area. The lockdown was lifting about 4:45 p.m. If they did not, the bus driver took them back to the school.

After school events and athletics at Northside, ECMS and PCHS have been cancelled. It employees about 410 people and houses almost 900 inmates according to the prison website.

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. Minimum-security prisoners work outside the walls on road gangs for the county recycling department and perform other community labor.