No serious injuries reported in disturbance at D.C. jail

WASHINGTON (AP) – Guards at the city jail in Washington say they had to use pepper spray early today to break up a disturbance that began at dinner last night.

D.C. Corrections Department spokesman Anthony Diallo says there were no major injuries and the jail is not in a lockdown.

It started with a fight at dinner between two inmates. Jail staffers weren’t able to serve the meal until around 9 p.m. And by that time, Diallo says, about 160 inmates complained about the temperature of the food.

He says most of them went back to their cells but about 35 refused. The disturbance ended about six hours later.



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