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Information Regarding This Morning’s Staff Assault at Central Prison

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RALEIGH – This morning at approximately 8 a.m., two correctional officers were assaulted in a dining area incident at Central Prison.

Early indications determined several inmates refused orders from staff. Two of the correctional officers who responded were both assaulted by one inmate who hit them with his fists. The situation was brought under control by other staff.

The injured correctional officers were taken to outside medical for treatment and were released. No other staff or offenders were determined to be injured during this incident.

The incident is under internal investigation and local law enforcement was contacted. DPS is cooperating with local law enforcement related to any criminal charges that may be filed.