Pittsburgh jail put on lock-down after inmates stab 2 guards

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Two inmates are facing attempted homicide charges after officials say they stabbed two guards at a Pittsburgh jail.

The attack happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday at the Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County police say the guards were conducting a random cell search in a maximum security unit when two inmates attacked them with shanks. A 42-year-old guard suffered puncture wounds and lacerations to his arm, shoulder, and head. He remains hospitalized. A 49-year-old guard suffered a stab wound below his shoulder blade. He was treated and released.

The jail remains on lockdown Friday night.

Police say the inmates responsible for the attack have been moved to the restrictive housing unit and will be charged with attempted homicide and related offenses.

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