Pasquotank Correctional on lockdown for 10 days after officer stabbed

PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A state prison with a history of violence was one lockdown for ten days after a correctional officer was stabbed by a shank.

Pasquotank Correctional Institution was put on lockdown after the April 13th attack. It lasted until April 23rd, according to state prison officials.

Pasquotank County deputies say the correctional officer was on the upper floor of the prison trying to take an inmate out of his cell when he was stabbed in the left shoulder and his upper lip.

The officer was treated and released from an urgent care center.

Deputies say the weapon used was recovered and the case has been sent to the district attorney’s office for review.

In October 2017, four employees at the prison were killed during a botched prison escape.

Two of the inmates in those murders are on death row, while Seth Frazier and Jonathan Monk are still awaiting trial.