Authorities say eight people have been injured at a federal prison in Victorville, but details remain sketchy.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department says there was a “mass casualty” incident at the Mojave Desert lockup northeast of Los Angeles on Monday night. Eight patients were examined and four of them were taken to hospitals for treatment of moderate injuries. The other injuries are minor.
There’s no immediate word on whether the injured were prisoners or guards and how they were hurt.
Firefighters initially were sent to the prison at 7:07 p.m.
— Victor Valley News Group VVNG.com (@VVNews) March 12, 2019
The Victorville Federal Correctional Complex includes one maximum-security prison and two medium-security prisons, according to the complex’s website. The high-security prison has 1,191 inmates. One medium security prison has 1,245 inmates while the other has 1,313, according to their websites.
The Sun contributed to this story.