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Men's Central Jail On Lockdown After Inmate Stabbed In A Fight, Officials Say

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Paramedics leaving the facility (Photo via Emma Gallegos/LAist)
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The Men's Central Jail and the Twin Towers Correctional Facility were both on lockdown this afternoon after reports of a disturbance during which at least one inmate was stabbed. The incident began at the Men's Central Jail at around 12:30 p.m., KTLA reports. Early reports suggested as many as seven to 12 people required medical attention, and aerial footage showed numerous ambulances and fire crews gathered around the buildings. Fire officials later confirmed that 10 people were injured in the incident, and four of them were being transported to a hospital, City News Service reports. One inmate was stabbed, but all are expected to survive. The cause of the fight is not yet known.

Update, 2:45 p.m.: Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff's Information Bureau said that about 80 inmates were located in the dormitory of Men's Central Jail where the fight occurred, according to City News Service. There will be an investigation to figure out how many of the men were actively involved in the fight. A source told KTLA that the fight was between Latino and black inmates. No deputies were injured.

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