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Staff stabbed, guards attacked with broom handle at N.C. prison

POLKTON, N.C. -- Authorities in North Carolina say two supervisors were stabbed and two correctional officers were assaulted with a broom handle in an attack at a state prison.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says a lieutenant and a sergeant were stabbed by inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton around 2 p.m. Thursday. Department spokesman Keith Acree said the two are being treated for their injuries at local hospitals.

Acree said the two correctional officers assaulted with a broom handle were treated by prison medical staff.

According to Acree, the prison is temporarily locked down while an investigation begins. He said three inmates believed to be involved in the assault have been identified and are being questioned.

Polkton is 45 miles southeast of Charlotte.

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