79°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

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.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days