Nine people were hospitalized after a stampede of 200 inmates at a California prison
Nine people were hospitalized after about 200 inmates rushed correctional officers at a prison in Southern California.
According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, eight correctional officers and one inmate were injured during the standoff at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California.
Authorities said officers were attacking an inmate throughout the jail for a bond search “About 200 people were inside the jail, on the yard, rushing toward officers, taking attack them with fists and rocks.”
After firing a rifle warning round, the officers used “chemical agents and non-lethal impact rounds” to subdue the inmate.
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Eight employees and one inmate were treated at a local hospital and later returned to the jail, officials said.
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Authorities did not immediately share the extent of the injuries.
Ironwood, a minimum-security facility in the desert east of Los Angeles, opened in 1994 and houses about 2,500 male inmates.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.