Fight between inmates leads to stabbing at Golden Grove
Published: September 5, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Police and Corrections Bureau officials are investigating a stabbing at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on Wednesday afternoon.
Corrections spokeswoman Juel Anderson said Wednesday evening that the stabbing occurred about 4:30 p.m. inside the prison during an altercation between at least two inmates.
She said the victim was stabbed by another inmate, with an unknown object.
"He was slashed with the object in his face, shoulder and forearm and is still being treated," Anderson said.
The inmate was taken to Luis Hospital, where he was rushed into emergency surgery for his injuries, but they do not seem to be life-threatening, according to Anderson.
She said the inmate suspected of carrying out the stabbing was taken into custody as the investigation continues. The weapon was not recovered at the scene or from the inmate, and as a result, the facility has been placed on lockdown for an unspecified amount of time, Anderson said.
- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.