Officer Injured at SC Correctional Facility

An officer has been injured after a disturbance in a South Carolina prison.

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - (WLTX) -- An officer is undergoing treatment after being injured at a South Carolina correctional facility Sunday, according to officials from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Officials say there was a disturbance at Oak Unit B Wing at Kershaw Correctional Institution. Three correctional officers were injured during the disturbance and transported to an outside medical facility for treatment.

One of the officers suffered stab wounds during the incident. Officials say there was no hostage situation.

We are told that the prison is secure and emergency crews are responding. They say there is no threat to public safety.

We will continue to update you as details become available. 

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