2 correctional officers stabbed during assault at Allegheny County Jail

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Jail is in lockdown after two correctional officers were stabbed, officials said.

According to the Allegheny County Police, a corrections officer was conducting random cell searches in a general population pod just before 1 p.m. when he got into an altercation with inmate Dakil Blair, 19.

Inmate Douglas Lockett, 20, also entered the cell, followed quickly by another corrections officer, who saw the inmates stabbing his colleague, according to police.


The fight spilled out of the cell and into the pod area, where more officers helped subdue the inmates, police said.

One of the officers, a 49-year-old man, suffered a stab wound in the back. He was treated at a hospital and released, police said. The other officer, a 42-year-old man, suffered wounds to his arm, shoulder and head. He is still being evaluated at a hospital.

The warden said Black and Lockett were moved to the restricted housing unit.

Police said two "shanks," or homemade knives, were recovered from the scene. Both inmates are expected to be charged with attempted homicide and related charges.

The jail will remain in lockdown until further notice, the warden said. However, the jail is accepting new inmates.