Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

Lester Mason
October 12, 2017

State prison officials are reporting that several prison employees have been injured following an attempted escape today at Pasquotank Correctional Institute north of Elizabeth City.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office told WAVY News they were responding to the "possible escape of prisoners".

Fires were also set in the prison sewing plant at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, according to department officials. Several employees were injured, the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School were all placed on lockdown.

Students who are bus riders who have not arrived home as of yet, will be returned to the school until we hear further from Emergency Management.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson Jerry Higgins says that no inmates were able to escape and the situation is under control.

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