Three inmates attack fourth, stab him 8 times

October 01, 1999|By Nancy A. Youssef | Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF

Three men attacked a fellow inmate at the Maryland House of Correction Annex in Jessup yesterday, stabbing him eight times and puncturing his lung, prison officials said.

The 25-year-old victim and 47 other inmates were outside a housing unit about 1: 50 p.m. during a recreation period when three men accosted the victim. Officers recovered a homemade knife.

The inmate, who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, was taken by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is listed in stable condition, said Dave Towers, a spokesman for the state Division of Correction.

One of the three attackers was slashed on the cheek and treated at the prison, officials said.

The victim has been at the facility since 1996, Towers said. Officials would not release his name because his family had not been notified, he said.

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