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Riot erupts at Donovan Prison; 2 inmates stabbed

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 12:13:14-05

OTAY MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - A riot erupted at Donovan Correctional Facility Monday, leaving two inmates with stabbing injuries.

Officials with Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility said the incident happened in a yard area just before 11 a.m. and involved 20 to 25 inmates.

After multiple orders were given to stop, prison staff used pepper spray to subdue the inmates involved.

Officials said two inmates were taken to an outside hospital for evaluation and treatment of their stabbing injuries.

No prison staff members were injured.

According to prison officials, five inmate-manufactured weapons were recovered following the melee.

The cause of the riot is under investigation.