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WCI Inmate Stabbed; Homemade Weapons Found

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CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) — Corrections officials say an inmate at the Western Correctional Institution in Cresaptown has been stabbed.

It happened about 11:40 a.m. Friday as inmates were returning from lunch. The victim was stabbed on a walkway. He was taken by ambulance to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

According to the Cumberland Times-News, officials found three homemade weapons and five suspected assailants have been put on administrative segregation.

WCI is a maximum-security institution. It houses about 1,650 inmates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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