The incident at Bridge Metropolis Correctional Middle for Youth, situated simply exterior of New Orleans, was reported to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace round 9:48 p.m. native time, based on Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesperson for the company.
Juveniles exited their residing areas and started wandering round, “taking on components” of the ability, Rivarde advised CNN.
About 40 to 50 personnel — together with the sheriff’s workplace SWAT staff and disaster administration staff — 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 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 is unclear whether or not the 2 incidents are associated.