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Police: Prison inmate stabbed in head

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 22 2013 09:05:49 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 06:38:02 AM CDT

A prison inmate in Schuylkill County had to be flown to the hospital after being stabbed in the head.

MAHANOY TWP., Pa. -

A prison inmate in Schuylkill County had to be flown to the hospital after being stabbed in the head.

The assault happened Thursday afternoon at the State Correctional Institution at 301 Morea Road in Mahanoy Township.

Police say the victim, Patrick Wagner, 26, was found unconscious after being stabbed in the head with a makeshift weapon.

He was flown to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment.

Police say his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

At this point no arrests have been made.

State police and prison staff are conducting an investigation.