Spatula causes prison lockdown in Eastern Pennsylvania

    It’s not often a commonly used kitchen tool causes so many problems, but from Thursday night into Friday, prison officials report a kitchen spatula as the cause of a prison lockdown in Eastern Pennsylvania.

    Fox 29 and The Express-Times report the Northampton County Prison was placed on lockdown Thursday evening until Friday afternoon after the utensil was reported missing.

    According to the report, utensils are routinely monitored for safety reasons.

    After the spatula was reported missing, the lockdown was put into effect.

    According to The Express-Times, the spatula was never located.

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