- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a North Carolina prison guard (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags lowered to half-staff in tribute to a prison guard who died after she was attacked by an inmate.

Cooper issued the order on Thursday. Flags were to be lowered immediately and returned to full staff at sunset on Friday.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release the attack happened Wednesday at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor. Walker said prison medial staff and first responders couldn’t save 29-year-old Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan of Edenton, who died about an hour after the attack.

An inmate who has been in the prison since 2004 on a life sentence for murder in Cumberland County is under investigation in connection with the attack. So far, no charges have been filed.

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8:20 a.m.

A prison guard in North Carolina has died after she was attacked by an inmate.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release the attack happened late Wednesday afternoon at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor.

Walker said prison medial staff and first responders were unsuccessful in the attempt to save 29-year-old Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan of Edenton. She died about an hour after the attack.

An inmate who has been in the prison since 2004 on a life sentence for murder in Cumberland County is being investigated in the attack but no charges have been filed yet. The State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

Callahan had been with the department since 2012. She had been promoted to sergeant in February 2016.


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