One killed in stabbing at Utah State Prison, another injured

Posted at 3:15 PM, Feb 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-10 19:49:04-05

DRAPER, Utah – An inmate stabbed to death at the Utah State Prison has been identified as a 23-year-old man Tuesday night.

The stabbing occurred between the victim and his 33-year-old cellmate just before 3 p.m., according to officials with the Utah Department of Corrections. The cellmate also suffered minor injuries.

The fight took place in the Uinta Facility of the prison where inmates of high profile, on death row and those requiring the highest level of security are housed.

Approximately 800 inmates are behind bars in The Uintas.

One inmate was killed and the other has been taken to the infirmary. It is unknown what the condition of the surviving inmate is at this time.

The prison is on lockdown and all activities have been canceled.

Prison authorities have not said what led to the stabbing.

The Unified Police Deptartment is handling the investigation.

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