Six inmates and an Arizona Department of Corrections staff member were hospitalized Friday after a large fight at the Florence West prison, officials said.
Correction officials said the fight between approximately 150 inmates broke out around 5:30 p.m. at the privately owned prison, KTVK reported.
#BREAKING: Employee and 6 inmates hospitalized after 150 inmates get into fight at Florence prison. Latest on lockdown: https://t.co/PLxgJTFPms pic.twitter.com/ilGJeeApd0— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) January 25, 2020
Pepper spray and tear gas were used to stop the fight but no gunshots were fired, correction officials told KNXV. Florence West officers were able to stop the fight after receiving help from additional corrections officials, the television station reported.
The inmates will remain on lockdown throughout the weekend while the incident is investigated, KTVK reported.
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