State prisons lockdown after inmate assault at Broad River Correctional

(ABC Columbia/FILE) Multiple state prisons locked down Tuesday after inmate-on-inmate assault.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO/WPDE) – Multiple prisons in South Carolina went on a precautionary lockdown on Tuesday after an inmate-on-inmate assault at Broad River Correctional Institution.

According to ABC affiliate WPDE, Chrysti Shain, spokesperson of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, says this was the first time in a month a lockdown had been instituted.

Shain said both inmates were hurt after the assault, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

South Carolina Department of Corrections is investigating this incident.

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