Attempted prison break in NC: Fires sparked, ‘several’ workers hurt

An attempted prison break in North Carolina has left several workers injured as fires broke out inside the facility.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety tweeted Thursday afternoon that there was an “attempted escape at Pasquotank Cl in Elizabeth City. Fires set in prison sewing plant. Several employees injured.”

The department later tweeted the facility “is currently under lockdown. Fires extinguished. Situation under control.”

It was unclear if any prisoners actually got out. A call was made to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office that there was a “possible escape of prisoners” at the…

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