Sheriff: Inmates Bid to Take Over Part of Alabama Jail Fails | Alabama News

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A bid by prisoners to take over half of the Etowah County jail failed after officers intervened, authorities mentioned.

Several inmates tried to acquire management of a unit on the lockup, positioned in downtown Gadsden, on Monday night, Sheriff Jonathon Horton mentioned in a press release. Jail employees and patrol officers secured the world after a short while, he mentioned.

No one was injured however the try left harm and minor flooding within the unit, in accordance to the assertion. Overall jail operations will not be hampered.

An on-line prisoner roster confirmed almost 690 folks in custody on Tuesday in Etowah County. The jail additionally holds detainees for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

Authorities are investigating to decide what led to the takeover try, Horton mentioned.

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