A brawl at Los Angeles County’s biggest jail left deputies and inmates with minor injuries Thursday afternoon.
The altercation at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic began when a deputy was rushed by an inmate during a dorm check shortly after 3 p.m., according to The Santa Clara Valley Signal.
A number of inmates joined the fight before deputies and an emergency response team used pepper spray and control holds to keep the rioters at bay, the outlet said.
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Initial reports of at least 30 injuries were premature, officials told the local paper.
“Most of the injuries were minor bruises and scrapes,” Deputy Shawn Dubusky reportedly said.
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One inmate was hospitalized with unknown injuries, and six deputies and a custody assistant received medical treatment for minor injuries at a local health care center, according to the report. Two people — an inmate and a deputy — reportedly received medical treatment at the jail.
The detention center houses about 8,600 inmates, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Office.
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