POLKTON, NC (WBTV) - Four prison staff members are being treated for injuries after they were reportedly assaulted by inmates at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution Thursday.
According to prison officials, the incident took place 2 pm Thursday.
Two prison staff members, a lieutenant and a sergeant, were reportedly stabbed by inmates. They were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Two other correctional officers were assaulted with a broom handle and were treated by prison medical staff.
The prison is temporarily locked down while an investigation begins. The Polkton Police Department has requested the State Bureau of Investigation's assistance in the case.
Three inmates believed to be involved in the assault have been identified and are being questioned.