(Update) Two Killed on Tuesday at Anamosa State Penitentiary
Two inmates wielding hammers attacked staff during a failed attempt to escape the state prison in Anamosa, killing a nurse and correctional officer, kidnapping a third employee and severely injuring an inmate who intervened.
Those killed in the attack Tuesday at Anamosa State Penitentiary were identified as 50-year-old staff nurse Lorena Schulte, of Cedar Rapids, and 46-year-old Officer Robert McFarland, of Ely. Both had worked at the prison for more than a decade.
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According to our news partners at KWWL 7, a nurse and a correctional officer at the Anamosa State Penitentiary have died after an inmate attacked multiple staff members and inmates.
The Department of Corrections confirmed that at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the attack happened in the prison's infirmary
Additional security staff arrived and restrained the inmate and staff began attempting life-saving first aid on the injured until paramedics arrived.
Names are being withheld at this time pending family notifications and investigation.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds released a statement saying “Today, our state grieves the loss of two public servants"
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