California prison riot leaves at least 30 inmates injured


BREAKING NEWS: California prison riot leaves at least 30 inmates and two prison personnel injured after first responders receive reports of a ‘large fight’

  • Ambulances dispatched to Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California 
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of a ‘large fight’ at prison 
  • At least 30 people are estimated to have been injured, according to reports 
  • Two of those reportedly injured were from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office 

At least 30 people, including eight inmates and two sheriff’s deputies, have reportedly been injured in a possible prison riot in Southern California.

First responders were called to the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic after receiving reports of a riot that left more than two dozen injured, according to The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley.

Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about a possible riot at 3:11pm.

A spokesperson for the LACFD said the incident was described as a ‘large fight.’

No information is available as to the extent of the injuries.

First responders were called to the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic after receiving reports of a riot that left more than two dozen injured

Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about a possible riot at 3:11pm. A spokesperson for the LACFD said the incident was described as a ‘large fight.’

Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call about a possible riot at 3:11pm. A spokesperson for the LACFD said the incident was described as a ‘large fight.’

The file photo above shows the entrance to the prison in Castaic, which lies about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles

The file photo above shows the entrance to the prison in Castaic, which lies about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles

There has also not been any confirmation as to whether Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were involved.

Independent journalist Austin Dave is reporting that two of those injured were LASD personnel. 

Castaic lies about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Images broadcast by KTLA-TV show several fire trucks and ambulances outside the prison. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

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