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Florida State Prison Halloween Melee

According to a report in The Orlando Sentinel, six Florida State Prison guards were injured during a Halloween incident at Florida State Prison.

The disturbance began when FSP prisoner William Stiles set his mattress on fire. Other prisoners complained of respiratory problems because of the smoke and guards began evacuating them while the fire was extinguished.

As they filed into a recreation yard, an unnamed prisoner pulled a shank and began striking at guards, according to The Sentinel. Several other prisoners began climbing a fence but were stopped when guards fired two warning blasts with shotguns.

Eleven prisoners were reportedly place in segregation for their involvement in the disturbance. There was no report of prisoner injuries.

According to The Sentinel, Sgt. Fred Wright, the most seriously injured guard, received treatment for a stab wound in the arm.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

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