Employees Wounded in The Prison Break Attempt At Pasquotank County

Employees Wounded in The Prison Break Attempt At Pasquotank County

An attempted escape was reported Thursday afternoon at a northeastern North Carolina state prison.

A fire was set inside the prison and several employees were injured, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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

Remedy Enterprises, an arm of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, works 32 organizations over the express that utilizes 2,300 detainee specialists, as per the gathering's site.

The Pasquotank Sheriff's Office said they received a call reporting a possible escape of prisoners. The security fence around the facility has "a built-in electronic intrusion detection system" that "alerts armed correction officers".

Peter Sengenberger with Sentara Healthcare said that six people were taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

Schools in the area reportedly went on lockdown.

Three nearby schools were placed on lockdown - Northside Elementary School, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School.

Check back for updates on this breaking-news story.

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