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Stabbing at Holman; inmates form barricade

The Alabama Department of Corrections responded to an inmate stabbing that occurred this morning at William C. Holman Correctional Facility, according to a press release.

Officials said the inmate-on-inmate stabbing took place at approximately 8:30 a.m. in a prison dorm after an inmate assaulted another with a makeshift weapon.

“Corrections officers responded to the incident and removed the victim from the dormitory,” the release said. “The inmate’s injuries aren’t life threatening.”

According to the release, when officers tried to apprehend the suspect in the stabbing, they were met with resistance.

“Prisoners became aggressive and barricaded themselves inside the dorm. Officers have secured all sections of the prison to prevent the inmates inside the dorm from entering other parts of the facility,” the release said. “Approximately 70 inmates are in the dorm at this time. No officers, or other inmates have been injured.”

The ADOC has sent a Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the prison in response to the stabbing. The prison is on lock down and there isn’t any danger to prison staff, corrections officers or inmates in the secured areas of the facility.

The stabbing comes two days after a riot broke out in the prison. The prison warden and a correctional officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.