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Officers Foil Escape Plot at Elmira Correctional Facility

ELMIRA -- Correction officers say they have foiled a complex escape plot at the Elmira Correctional Facility.

The facility was placed on lockdown Friday, and several contraband weapons were found.  Officers say they were tipped off about the plot, which was set to take place over the holiday weekend.  They say multiple inmates were planning some sort of disruption inside the facility with the goal of escaping-- and many correction officers' lives were in danger.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

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