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DOC: Incarcerated man stabs 2 correction officers with sharpened toothbrush in Newtown facility

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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The state Department of Correction says an incarcerated man at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown stabbed two correction officers Tuesday morning with a sharpened toothbrush. According to the DOC, the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. as the attacker was being “escorted from one part of the facility to another.” One of the officers was stabbed in the neck. The other was stabbed in the torso. They were treated and released from a hospital. The DOC says the attacker was “immediately secured” and transferred to the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution’s Restrictive Housing...

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