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Angola guards stopped inmate who escaped to roof of building after stabbing fellow prisoner

1 week 8 hours 29 minutes ago Wednesday, July 10 2024 Jul 10, 2024 July 10, 2024 10:48 AM July 10, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

ANGOLA — An attempted escape from the Louisiana State Penitentiary Tuesday morning was preceded by a stabbing, according to sources.

One inmate reportedly stabbed another, and then proceeded to manage to get to the roof of the Camp D prison facility. The inmate who was stabbed received non-life-threatening injuries.

The inmate was subdued after being shot with a non-lethal "bean bag" round. 

The last reported escape attempt from the maximum-security Angola facility was in 2017. In 2013, two inmates successfully escaped, but were re-captured some days later. 

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the attempted escape, but did not comment on the stabbing.

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