3 inmates injured at West Virginia prison

May 15, 2019 GMT

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — Three inmates have been injured at a maximum-security prison in West Virginia.

West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina told news outlets that officials are investigating an inmate-on-inmate assault Tuesday evening at Mount Olive Correctional Complex in Fayette County.

Messina said two inmates were sent to a hospital and a third was treated at the prison. He says at least one makeshift weapon was used.

State police are investigating and the prison has begun an internal review.

Further information wasn’t immediately available.