Lockdown Lifted At State Pen in Bismarck

Seven employees were referred to a doctor with unspecified injuries.

BISMARCK, ND —┬áNorth Dakota corrections officials have lifted a lockdown at the State Penitentiary in Bismarck.

The lockdown was put in place Friday because of two separate assaults on staff members at the maximum-security prison.

Seven employees were referred to a doctor with unspecified injuries.

A prison spokeswoman says the lockdown was lifted Wednesday, and normal operating procedures including visitation resumed.

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