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Five inmates injured during brawl at Cook County Jail

January 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Five inmates injured during brawl at Cook County Jail

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Video captures brawl at Cook County Jail.

Five inmates in Chicago were hurt during a brawl at Cook County Jail on Friday, according to jail officials.

Authorities said a dispute broke out at approximately 1:30 p.m. among prisoners in the penitentiary’s super-max unit.

Five inmates were brought to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries, which included stab wounds, Cook County Sheriff’s Office press secretary Sophia Ansari revealed.

Four of those injured were being held on murder charges while the fifth had been charged with armed robbery, ABC7 reported.

No Jail guards or employees were wounded in the altercation.

The origin of the weapons and the cause of the conflict are still under investigation. However, sources said jail officials recovered several weapons which two were made from inhalers.

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