CASTAIC (CBSLA) – On Thursday, deputy personnel at the Pitchess Detention Center-North County Correctional Facility were conducting security checks inside one of the dorms when a deputy was assaulted by an inmate.
The incident at the all-male facility occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Animal Cruelty Charges May Be Sought After Severely Neglected English Bulldog Puppy Found At Coachella Property Dies
Officials said that multiple inmates in the dorm became involved in the altercation and additional deputies were requested to the location to prevent escalation between the inmates and restore order.
According to the sheriff’s department, deputies used verbal commands to gain compliance, as well as liquid as pepper spray, exposing approximately 20-25 inmates to the chemical irritant.READ MORE: Sean Penn Refuses To Return To Set Unless Crew Fully Vaccinated
Seven deputies and one custody assistant were injured during the incident and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two inmates were also transported via ambulance to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
As of 5:14 p.m., the facility remained on lockdown.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story