-- File -- Northern Correctional Facility in Somers.
Updated: Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 10:10 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 10:10 AM EST
Somers (AP) - Connecticut prison officials say the state's highest-security prison remains locked down after two inmates assaulted four correctional officers.
Correction Department spokesman Brian Garnett says Northern Correctional Institution in Somers is still in lockdown Thursday as state police investigate Wednesday morning's assault.
Garnett says the two prisoners were about to taken to a recreation area when they charged two guards after their cell door opened and beat them with handcuffs they were wearing. Two other correctional officers were also injured.
Garnett says the four officers were treated for their injuries and allowed to go home.
The names of the inmates and the guards weren't released.
State police will determine whether to file criminal charges.