ELMORE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama corrections officials say two prison inmates and a guard who tried to break up a fight have been stabbed, and the state prison in Elmore is on lockdown.
According to a news release, a third inmate is suspected in the stabbings. He’s identified as 44-year-old Tyrone Eugene Dunn, who is serving 25 years for an assault in Jefferson County in 2013.
Department spokesman Bob Horton says the first attack occurred about 1:40 a.m. Friday at the Draper Correctional Facility.
He says the men who were stabbed all were released after treatment at a hospital.
Investigators don’t yet know what started the fight.
Horton says the prison is locked down while the Department of Corrections investigates the stabbings.