Riot reported at state prison

Seward, Alaska (KINY) A fight among inmates in the prison yard resulted in five of them being treated for minor injury, the Alaska Department of Corrections reported Thursday.

The prison said 43 inmates were involved in the riot and the prison was immediately placed on lockdown.  Few details about what might have caused the fight were not released.  The prison was still on lockdown status this morning.

A pepper spray was used by guards to stop the brawl and guards regained control in a matter of minutes.  Prison officials speculate the fight might have been over gang issues.  The five prisoners were treated at a local hospital and are now back behind bars.



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