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September 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE // UNRESPONSIVE INMATE // VERMONT STATE POLICE

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A204698                    

TROOPER: Detective Sergeant Michael Aamodt                                                             

STATION: St Albans

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 09-15-16 at approx. 1700 hours

LOCATION: Northwest State Correctional Facility

VICTIM: Michael Atwood, DOB 7/30/91

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  Vermont State Police are currently investigating an incident at the Northwest State Correctional Facility involving an inmate that had received life threatening injuries while in his cell. Correctional Officers had located Kevin Atwood in his cell unresponsive and immediately administered CPR until emergency services arrived. Atwood was the only inmate in the cell at the time he was found by correctional officers and he was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he is currently admitted. No other information is available at this time regarding how Mr. Atwood sustained his injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

Det. Lieutenant Lance Burnham

“A” Troop BCI Commander

140 Fisher Pond Road

Saint Albans VT

802-524-5993 X 2709

Please note my new email address Lance.burnham@vermont.gov