UPDATE: 3 AR Prison Officers Hurt in 2 Inmate Attacks

UPDATE:       The Arkansas Department of Corrections ( ADC) announced Thursday evening that one  of the officers injured at Varner has been discharged from the hospital.

The second officer from Varner,along with the officer from the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker , are continuing to receive treatment at an local hospital.

ADC Confirms that several inmates  barricaded themselves in the barracks after the attack on the two officers at the Varner unit on Thursday afternoon. 

Officials say that the inmates were also sent to local hospitals for treatment after the ADC  used non-lethal force to remove them from the barracks.

ORIGINAL:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Three correctional officers have been injured in two separate attacks at state prison units on Thursday afternoon.

The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) reports the most recent incident happened around 4:20 p.m. at the Varner Unit in Grady.

The ADC says two officers suffered injuries described as multiple lacerations for one of them and a "single injury" for the other. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Just hours earlier on Thursday, another correctional officer was hurt in an attack at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker.

It happened shortly before 2 p.m. in a housing area. 

Authorities say the officer sustained multiple injuries to the face and head and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Arkansas State Police is assisting with both investigations.


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