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Prison riot diffused with tear gas

April 24, 2008 7:48:12 AM PDT
More details are released about Tuesday's riot at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster.The incident started between rival gang members, classified as illegal immigrants waiting to be deported.

The fight spread to the detention center's outdoor yard, and hundreds took part in the brawl, and authorities say they had to be subdued with tear gas.

A sheriff's spokesman says it was diffused within minutes.

Ten detainees were treated for injuries.

Authorities say about 45 detainees involved in the riot have been moved to other federal facilities.

 

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