COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prisoners attacked two officers at a South Carolina county jail on Friday and destroyed much of a unit housing about 50 inmates before a special team of officers “used a show of force” to end the riot, a sheriff said.
The officers at the Richland County jail were hospitalized and are expected to survive, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a news conference. No inmates were injured, the sheriff said.
The officers were attacked around 8 a.m. Friday. Investigators are still trying to determine how many of the 50 inmates in the pod were involved in the riot, Lott said.
Jail staff called a special response team, which stopped the riot without attacking any inmates or using tear gas.