Officer at McCormick Correctional locked in cell; 5 inmates caught trying to escape

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McCORMICK, S.C. (WJBF) — NewsChannel 6 is learning more on an incident at McCormick Correctional Institution in McCormick, South Carolina.

An officer at McCormick Correctional Institution was locked in a cell Sunday night by inmates. Afterward, five inmates were caught near an interior prison yard fence about 6 p.m., but no one escaped, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

SCDC Police Services and SLED are investigating.

There were no physical injuries to staff, officials said. Two inmates were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, they added.

As of 11 p.m., the incident was contained and secured.

McCormick County Sheriff’s Department, McCormick Police Department, SLED, SC Highway Patrol and, McCormick County EMS assisted the South Carolina Department of Corrections with the incident.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.

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