Kincheloe, MI – On Monday, April 19, 2010 at approximately10:45 a.m. at Chippewa Correctional Facility, a level IV prisoner armed with several weapons attempted to take an employee hostage in the facility’s East Programs Building. Facility employees immediately responded to the incident and were able to control the prisoner. Eleven staff suffered non-life threatening injuries during the incident, including ten who were treated at an outside medical care facility. The prisoner, who is serving a life sentence, has been at Chippewa Correctional Facility since April 30, 2009. He is currently in segregation.
The Michigan State Police are on-site to conduct a detailed investigation and the facility remains locked down.