Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety tweeted around 4 p.m. that the endeavored escape occurred at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City.

The Pasquotank Sheriff's Office said they got a call announcing a conceivable escape of detainees.

Attempted escape at Pasquotank CI in Elizabeth City.

It wasn't immediately known how many employees were injured.

Peter Sengenberger with Sentara Healthcare said that six people were taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Sentara asked that family of the injured avoid the campus.

Several schools in the Elizabeth City area have been since been placed on lockdown.

All afternoon activities at the schools have been cancelled.

The high-security all male prison holds 896 inmates, and has a staff size of 410 employees, according to the prison's website.

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.

A follow up notification will be issued to update parents as to the lock down situation at our schools. Fires were set in the jail sewing plant and a few workers were harmed, as indicated by the tweet.

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