Two hundred inmates at a California prison were involved in a “large-scale riot” Wednesday and dozens were injured, officials said.
The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, NBC News reported, citing a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.
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Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.