Three inmates attack fourth with knife

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 the attack occurred. 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 attacker was slashed on the cheek, officials said.

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