Four hospitalized after stabbing at city detention center

Extent of victims injuries unknown

By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

5:17 PM EST, March 1, 2013


Four pretrial inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center were stabbed by a fellow detainee and taken to hospitals Friday, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.

A fifth man was suffered minor injuries and was treated inside the facility, spokesman Mark A. Vernarelli in a statement. The four others were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

The stabbing occurred in housing for men awaiting trial for crimes allegedly committed in Baltimore City, the statement said. A motive has not been determined.

The detention center houses mostly those awaiting trial.

The Internal Investigative Unit of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is investigating the incident, interviewing detainees and employees.


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