LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — All Los Angeles County jails are closed to visitors on Saturday and Sunday to allow for a review of security practices in visiting areas after a prisoner briefly escaped from the Men’s Central Jail on Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, an inmate assaulted sheriff’s deputies and then ran out of the jail through the visitor’s area, deputies said. Deputies chased him on foot and he was caught on Rosabell Street near Vignes Street.READ MORE: 'The Public Needs To Know': High Levels Of E. Coli Bacteria Found In Echo Park Lake
Three deputies suffered minor injuries. The suspect was hospitalized for injuries suffered from attempting to climb through barbed wire and falling off a wall, deputies said.READ MORE: Only On KCAL 9: Tarzana Woman Tells Speaks Out On Surviving Violent Home Invasion
The inmate was not identified. The nature of his offense was also not known.MORE NEWS: Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
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