Seven Jessup inmates injured in friday night stabbings

Incident occurred inside minimum-security facility

August 20, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials reported several stabbings Friday night inside the Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup.

Mark Vernarelli, a department spokesman, said seven injured inmates were transported to area hospitals; another was treated onsite as a result of several simultaneous fights at the minimum-security facility.

At least one injury appeared to be serious, he said.

No correctional officers were stabbed or physically assaulted.

The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m.

Maryland State Police and correctional staff from several facilities remained on the scene Friday night.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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