California prison riot leaves at least 30 inmates and two prison personnel injured in ‘mass casualty event’
- Ambulances dispatched to Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California
- Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of a ‘large fight’ at prison
- At least 30 people are estimated to have been injured, according to reports
- Two of those injured were from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
- Inmates and deputies ‘were involved in an altercation,’ LASD spokesperson said
At least 30 people, including eight inmates and two sheriff’s deputies, have reportedly been injured in a possible prison riot in Southern California that authorities are calling a ‘mass casualty event.’
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the Los Angeles Times that ‘several inmates and a few deputies were involved in an altercation.’
No further details were available as of early Thursday evening.
Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about a possible riot at 3:11pm.
A spokesperson for the LACFD said the incident was described as a ‘large fight.’
No information is available as to the extent of the injuries.
Several fire trucks and ambulances are seen at the entrance to Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California after authorities received reports of a ‘mass casualty event’
Several police cruisers are seen above at the entrance to the facility on Thursday afternoon
First responders were called to the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic after receiving reports of a riot that left more than two dozen injured
Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about a possible riot at 3:11pm. A spokesperson for the LACFD said the incident was described as a ‘large fight.’
There has also not been any confirmation as to whether Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were involved.
Independent journalist Austin Dave is reporting that two of those injured were LASD personnel.
The file photo above shows the entrance to the prison in Castaic, which lies about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles
Castaic lies about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Images broadcast by KTLA-TV show several fire trucks and ambulances outside the prison.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.