Police responding to attempted escape at North Carolina prison

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 4:19 PM

(Reuters) - Police were responding to an attempted escape at a North Carolina prison, where fires were set on Thursday and several employees of the facility were injured, the state Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Twitter.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office has sent a large number of deputies to respond to the emergency, which is at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, a records clerk for the Sheriff's Office said by phone.

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(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing bySteve Orlofsky)