3 Inmates stabbed at Tucson federal prison

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson firefighters say three inmates have been stabbed at the maximum security federal prison and taken to the hospital.

Fire Department spokeswoman Capt. Trish Tracey says one of those hurt had life-threatening wounds and two others suffered lesser injuries. Firefighters were called to the prison at about 7:40 p.m. on Thursday.

Prison spokeswoman Anita Honker confirmed the incident on Friday but provided no details. She said she knew of only two injuries. No guards were hurt.

The facility opened about five years ago about 10 miles southeast of downtown and is designed to house more than 1,000 prisoners.

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