Inmate stabbed, Lansing Correctional Facility loses control over area of prison

Lansing Correctional Facility
Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-16 13:00:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — After an altercation Friday evening at Lansing Correctional Facility left one male inmate hospitalized and staff members injured, officials have provided updates on the situation.

A resident at the facility was stabbed Friday evening by another resident, according to Randall Bowman, executive director of public affairs with the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Department of Corrections official Sarah LaFrenz says the incident happened at 7 p.m. in a section of the facility that houses violent offenders, according to the Associated Press. She said there was a "loss of control" over an area of the prison.

Staff members were then assaulted by inmates while responding to the stabbing, Bowman said. The staff then withdrew from the pod.

Four staff members were injured and received medical attention on the site. One of the staff members made the decision to get additional medical assistance.

Corrections officials said the tactical unit and additional staffing from other facilities were brought in. The inmates had returned to their cells "with minimal resistance" by about 10:30 p.m., the Associated Press reports.

The hospitalized inmate's condition remains unknown at this time.

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