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Latino Daily News

Tuesday July 8, 2014

Puerto Rico Prison Riot Leaves 10 Guards Injured

Ten guards and several inmates were injured during a large-scale riot at the Zarzal Correctional Institution in the eastern town of Rio Grande, Puerto Rican authorities said.

The riot started after prison guards uncovered a stash of illegal substances, which led to a showdown with the prisoners, who in turn attacked the guards.

After several clashes about which few details have been reported, the riot was controlled by a prison service SWAT team, though the authorities are as yet unable to say how many inmates were injured.

One of the guards suffered facial wounds and was taken to the Rio Piedras Medical Center for observation and care.

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