3 guards injured after commotion at Apalachee Correctional Institution

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB)- Trouble on Sunday morning at the Apalachee Correctional Institution after 3 correctional officers were sent to the hospital.

News 13 spoke with Sneads Police officials who assisted after an alleged commotion broke out shortly before noon.

Three correctional officers were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Two of those officers were said to be stabbed but Sneads Police officials said no one suffered any life-threatening injuries.

On Monday, Department of corrections officials sent this statement to News 13:

“Inmate Tyrece Fleming stabbed three correctional officers at Apalachee Correctional Institution East. Using an improvised weapon, Fleming inflicted serious injuries to the officers. Additional security staff immediately responded, and Fleming was subdued. Our officers were examined and treated by medical staff and transported to an area hospital for additional treatment of injuries. They have since been released from the hospital.”

The Department’s Office of Inspector General is conducting an investigation and the Office of Institutions is reviewing the incident to determine necessary action.

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