Inmate stabs another inmate at Bertie Correctional Institution


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.

Stay tuned to for updates. 

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