WINDSOR, N.C. (WAVY) – An inmate was stabbed by another inmate at the Bertie Correctional Institution on Thursday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said the stabbing happened in the recreation yard at the Institution around 2 p.m.
Two inmates were involved in a dispute and one stabbed the other with a homemade shank, according to the spokesperson.
The injured inmate was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries, while the other inmate has been detained.
DPS is investigating the incident and will pursue criminal charges.
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