150 inmates riot at Los Angeles County jail in Castaic

More than 150 inmates were involved in a riot at the Peter Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic this afternoon.

At least one inmate was hospitalized and a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was injured during the brawl, which was reported at 2:35 p.m., authorities said.

A number of ambulances remained on the scene as county Fire Department paramedics continued to evaluate inmates for injuries two hours after the disturbance was reported. The inmate taken to the hospital had complained of chest pains, and the deputy had an injured hand.

Officials said the violence broke out in the East Facility. They did not have any information about the cause.

The jail has been on lockdown since the fight broke out.
source: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-riot20-2008sep20,0,6737418.story?track=rss

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