(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A South Carolina prison was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday after a number of inmates attacked correctional officers.
According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections, seven officers at Lee Correctional Institution were attempting to search an inmate when they were assaulted by “multiple inmates.” All seven officers received medical attention outside the prison and have since been released.
Two inmates were seen by medical staff at the prison and do not require additional treatment, the South Carolina Department of Corrections said. It was not immediately clear whether the inmates injured were involved in the attack.
Lee Correctional Institution is a maximum-security institution meant for violent offenders and inmates with behavioral problems, according to the state Department of Corrections website.
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