NC prison remains on lockdown following deadly escape attempt

New information on the deadly attempted prison break in Elizabeth City. Pasquotank Correctional Institution is still on lock down tonight, following Thursday's attack.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WVEC) -- The Pasquotank Correctional Institution is still on lockdown, days after a deadly prison break attempt at the Elizabeth City facility.

Staff from other state prisons are there helping out after two employees died in last week's violence.

Nearly a dozen others were hurt.

Investigators say the inmates made it to the prison's fences before they were met with deputies with guns.

Doctors at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital are still treating three prison workers. At last check, two were in critical condition while the third was in fair condition.

Investigators are still sifting through surveillance video and interviewing dozens of witnesses before releasing more information.

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