4 in­jured in jail melee

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - By Veron­ica Rocha veron­ica.rocha@la­times.com

Four inmates were in­jured Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon when a dis­tur­bance erupted in the Men’s Cen­tral Jail in down­town Los An­ge­les.

The fight be­tween about 80 Latino and black inmates broke out about 12:30 p.m. in the dorm quar­ters of the jail in the 400 block of Bauchet Street, au­thor­i­ties said. The jail was locked down.

The dis­tur­bance lasted about 10 min­utes be­fore deputies were able to gain con­trol, said Ni­cole Nishida, a spokes­woman for the Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff ’s De­part­ment.

One in­mate was stabbed, and three oth­ers suf­fered su­per­fi­cial wounds, she said.

The Los An­ge­les Fire De­part­ment sent sev­eral am­bu­lances to treat the in­jured inmates. All four inmates were taken to a hos­pi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries, the de­part­ment said.

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