About 20 juveniles housed at a youth correctional heart in Bridge Metropolis, Louisiana, tried to take management of areas throughout the facility Thursday night, police mentioned.
The incident at Bridge Metropolis Correctional Heart for Youth, positioned simply exterior of New Orleans, was reported to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace round 9:48 p.m. native time, in accordance with Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesperson for the company.
Juveniles exited their dwelling areas and commenced wandering round, “taking on elements” of the ability, Rivarde informed CNN.
About 40 to 50 personnel – together with the sheriff’s workplace SWAT workforce and disaster administration workforce – had been known as in for backup, Rivarde mentioned.
The middle “homes the extra critical juvenile offenders within the state,” he mentioned. Simply over two hours had been wanted for the personnel to clear the constructing, he added.
At the very least one worker and two juveniles had been injured and despatched to native hospitals, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Earlier this week, 5 juveniles escaped from the ability, Rivarde mentioned, with 4 again in custody whereas one remained at massive as of early Friday. It’s unclear whether or not the 2 incidents are associated.