Riot reported at prison near Buckeye, Ariz.
PHOENIX — A riot was reported at a prison near Buckeye, Ariz. on Thursday.
The prison was placed on lockdown after a brawl broke out between several dozen inmates about 4 p.m. in a medium-security area at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis.
Three inmates were injured in the fracas. No staff was injured.
The riot was originally reported by the Phoenix Fire Department’s dispatch.
Buckeye AZ riot at Lewis Prison Buckeye FD on scene with 4 ambulances and 2 incoming helicopters.
— Brant_in_AZ (@FireTalker) February 20, 2014
As a result of the riot, the area will stay on lockdown until at least next week.
Last month, the prison was put on lockdown after an immate allegedly assaulted a Department of Corrections employee. The inmate was subdued using non-lethal ammunition.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.