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Authorities identify guard killed, another wounded in stabbing at Indiana prison

Indiana State Prison
Posted at 9:33 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 21:36:17-05

MICHIGAN CITY (AP) — Authorities say a correction officer at the Indiana State Prison was fatally stabbed and a second was hospitalized with stab wounds after an inmate allegedly attacked both officers at the prison.

The Indiana Department of Correction identified the slain officer as 57-year-old Lt. Eugene Lasco of LaPorte County and the injured officer as 22-year-old Sgt. Padrick Schmitt of Lake Station.

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Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner said a 38-year-old inmate faces several preliminary charges, including murder, in Sunday afternoon's attack in a common area at the prison in Michigan City.