5 California Deputies Hospitalized after Being Attacked by Inmates

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Five deputies at a California correctional facility were hospitalized after they were attacked by inmates on Thursday morning.

The attacks happened around 7:30 a.m. as inmates were exchanging items in a hallway at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The jail was placed on a temporary lockdown following the incident, which officials said was “quickly controlled.”

Officials said that five deputies and one inmate were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. Several other inmates who were involved were examined and returned to their jail cells.

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SOURCE: Fox News, by Nicole Darrah