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10 injured after attempted prison break in North Carolina

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    Ten people in North Carolina were transported to local hospitals following an attempted prison break, officials said.

    The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the Pasquotank Correctional Institute in Elizabeth City, a dispatcher at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.

    Around 3:30 p.m., an inmate set a fire in the sewing plant, which injured several employees, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

    The prison currently houses 729 inmates, according to the department of public safety. Correction Enterprises, which works within the department, operates a sewing plant on site.

    Three of the 10 patients sent to the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center were transferred to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia, said Sentara Healthcare spokesperson Peter J. Sengenberger in a statement.

    The health care system asked the families of patients bring government-issued identification and the patient’s full name with them to the hospital. The injuries to some of those involved are serious, according to Keith Acree, North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokesperson. He added that to his knowledge, no one escaped from the prison.

    The conditions of the patients were not released.

    Three local public schools were placed on lockdown following the incident. Students on school buses who had not already arrived home were brought back to the schools due to the potential of inmates being in the area, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools said on Facebook. The lockdown has since been lifted.

    The situation is under control, the department of public safety said. Further details were not immediately available.

    ABC News’ Alex Faul, Ben Stein and Rachel Katz contributed to this report.

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