The Latest: 5 injured in San Diego prison riot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Authorities say a riot at a state prison in San Diego has left at least five inmates injured, two of them seriously.

Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility.

Shoots tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that roughly 100 prisoners were in the yard at the time. He says two inmates were seriously injured enough that they were taken to hospitals by air ambulances.

Fights and riots have injured several inmates this year.

Three were seriously injured when seven other prisoners attacked them in April. And 10 were hurt, one seriously, in a February riot.

Last December, two inmates were stabbed in a yard fight.


9:47 p.m.

Authorities say at least five inmates have been injured in a prison riot in San Diego.

KFMB-TV, citing Cal Fire San Diego, says that about 100 inmates were in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility when fighting broke out at about 9 p.m. Friday.

There’s no immediate word on the conditions of those injured but Cal Fire San Diego sent 10 ground and air ambulances to the state prison.

Ten prisoners were injured in a riot at the facility in February.

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