SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) — Authorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California’s central coast.
Corrections officials say the melee involving more than 160 inmates broke out around midday Sunday in the yard at California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo.READ MORE: Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods'
A total of nine wounded inmates were taken to an outside hospital for treatment. Officials say one inmate died.
Lt. Monica Ayon, a spokeswoman for the prison, tells the Fresno Bee that visitors were escorted out when the riot broke out. The incident was contained to the yard, which was cleared after about an hour.READ MORE: West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic Meals
No guards were hurt.
Officials say they don’t know what sparked the violence.
The CMC is a male-only state prison with about 3,800 inmates 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles.MORE NEWS: San Jose Police Investigate Saturday Shooting Near Elementary School
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