2 dead in attempted North Carolina prison break

Inmates allegedly attacked correctional officers with hammers at a high-security facility, leaving one corrections officer and one prison worker dead and at least 10 others injured, authorities said.
1:34 | 10/13/17

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We move on to that deadly prison riot in North Carolina where inmates set a fire and attacked officers in an attempt to escape. Two prison employees were killed. Several more injured. ABC's gio Benitez is on the scene in Elizabeth city, good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning. More than 700 inmates are inside this massive prison behind me. The resociety seemingly coming out of nowhere. A violent prison uprising at a high security facility in north Carolina. I've got ambulances inbound, please start setting up some sort of triage and mass casualty within the facility. Reporter: Inmates reportedly attacking correctional officers with hammers as they attempt an escape. An officer struck multiple times with a hammer unresponsive at this time working on IV access. Significant bruising and bleeding. Reporter: A corrections officer and a prison worker identified as the two dead this morning. At least ten others rushed to local hospitals. We do have a mass casualty incident. I have multiple patients, some of them critical. Reporter: It began when inmates set fires inside the prison sewing plant where prisoners work sewing uniforms for the state employees. Neighborhoods and schools surrounding the prison on lockdown, residents fearing for their lives. Telling us we might need to lock our doors. Reporter: After a massive manhunt in the surrounding woods all prisoners are accounted for. And back here live at the prison we can tell you that three prison employees are still in critical condition right now, seven were treated and released. We also know that four prisoners were treated here. Robin. All right, gio, thank you.

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