Inmate assaulted at Scotland County correctional facility

Inmate assaulted at Scotland County correctional facility
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LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - One inmate is recovering with unknown injuries Saturday after being assaulted by nine other inmates at once according to a NC Department of Public Safety report.

Authorities say the incident happened around 2:15 p.m. Saturday inside of one of the Laurinburg facilities' housing units. The victim was transported to an outside facility for further medical attention for non-life threatening injuries.

At about 3 p.m. in a separate housing unit, another victim was attacked by a fellow inmate. The injured inmate was transported by Emergency Medical Services to an outside medical facility to be treated. The severity of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Both incidents are being investigated by law enforcement. DPS is cooperating with local law enforcement related to any criminal charges that may be filed.

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