- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - A prison guard is recovering from a puncture wound to the neck after an attack at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.

State police say they were called to the prison shortly before noon Thursday to investigate the disturbance.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates the inmates were walking down a hallway when they began to get verbally abusive to a guard who was escorting them. They say additional corrections officers came to the scene, and one was stabbed in the neck with a sharp object.

That guard and another were sent to Waterbury Hospital. Prison spokeswoman Karen Martucci says the second guard had minor injuries and was not stabbed.

She says both inmates involved were immediately transferred to a maximum security facility.

The names of those involved has not been released.

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