Crews attempt rescue of person trapped in barbed wire at Men's Central Jail in LA

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Firefighters attempted to rescue a person caught in barbed wire at Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles Friday night after reports of an escaped inmate.

Firefighters attempted to rescue a person caught in barbed wire atop a wall of the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles Friday night after reports of an escaped inmate at the facility.

Footage from AIR7HD showed firefighters attempting to extricate a person who was caught on the barbed wire.

It was not immediately known if the person caught in the barbed wire was an inmate or a person attempting to trespass.

Men's Central Jail was placed on lockdown as a head count was underway to see if inmates were missing after reports of an escaped inmate.

The jail was placed on lockdown and a head count took place to see if any inmates were missing.
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