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Maryland Correctional Institution inmate injured in attack

HAGERSTOWN — An inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown has sustained serious injuries after he was attacked at the facility.

A Washington County 911 supervisor tells the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown that authorities received a call Wednesday reporting that an inmate was unconscious and covered in blood.

Maryland Department of Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerard Shields says a 35-year-old man serving a 12-year sentence for theft appeared to have sustained serious injuries. He says authorities have a suspect in connection with the attack.

The supervisor says the injured inmate was transported to a hospital by a Boonsboro emergency medical crew.

No further details were immediately available.