It´s reported at least seven prisoners have suffered stab wounds or other serious injuries when a riot broke out today at a California state prison at Lancaster, north of Los Angeles.
A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections, Margot Bach, said the riot began about 10:45 a.m. involving about 300 inmates in the prison´s yard. Two of the stabbing victims suffered collapsed lungs from stabbing wounds, with at least two others slashed. Some of the injured inmates were being airlifted to area hospitals in the high desert north of Los Angeles. Three others were transported by ambulance.
It´s reported no prison guards or staff members of California State Prison, Los Angeles County, were injured. The cause of the inmate rioting was immediately determined. Guards used pepper spray and wooden bullets in an effort to quell the battle among inmates. The Lancaster prison has a total population of about 4000 inmates.