Arizona Prison Lockdown: 200 inmates fought, several injured, authorities say
(CBS/KPHO) TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities said a unit at an Arizona state prison is under lockdown for several days following a fight Thursday night among 200 inmates that left several injured, CBS affiliate KPHO reports.
Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux said the disturbance started around 5 p.m. in the Santa Rita Unit of the Arizona State Prison. He said guards and other prison personnel secured the yard with no force required, and regained control of the unit at around 6 p.m.
One officer suffered an injury to his rib cage. Some inmates also suffered injuries, but exact details are not known.
Lamoreaux said the Santa Rita Unit will remain locked down for several days while officials investigate the incident.
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