4 Injured In Central Booking Fight

May 03, 2009|By John-John Williams IV

Four men housed in Baltimore's Central Booking and Intake Center were hospitalized late Friday night after a fight that resulted in several stab wounds that were not life-threatening.

The fight occurred a few minutes before midnight in an area of the facility where pretrial detainees are housed, according to Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Two of the men were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The other two were treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. One of the men remains at Maryland Shock Traumawith a broken jaw, Vernarelli said. The other three have been returned to the Central Booking and Intake Center.

The cause of the fight remains under investigation. Several homemade weapons were recovered from the scene, Vernarelli said.

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