A prison guard was killed and several employees injured Sunday in a riot at the Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, Mississippi, officials said.
The 23-year-old guard appeared to suffer "blunt trauma to the head," said Adams County Coroner James Lee.
The riot, which began about 2:40 p.m., was ongoing Sunday night, the facility said in a statement. Local and state law enforcement officials as well as authorities from the Federal Bureau of Prisons were helping the facility quell the violence.
"The disturbance is contained within the secure perimeter of the facility, with no threat to public safety," the statement said.
Five employees and one inmate were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, while additional staff members were being treated at the prison.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.FULL STORY