No one hurt as 50 inmates cause disturbance at jail in South Carolina

South Carolina News

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say workers at a county jail in South Carolina had to call state officials for help after one unruly inmate triggered a large disturbance.

Officials say about 50 inmates were involved Sunday in what Aiken County jail workers called a riot.

No inmates or jail employees were injured.

Investigators say the incident started with one inmate being disorderly and disruptive and the problem then spread through an entire wing of the jail.

Authorities are investigating whether any charges will be filed against the inmates.

No property was damaged at the jail.

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