400 inmates involved in Arizona prison fight

TUCSON, Ariz. - Five inmates were taken to the hospital after a fight broke out at a Tucson prison Sunday morning.

Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux said the fight started at the Whetstone Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex around 9:45 a.m.

Lamoreaux said the fight involved around 300 Caucasian and Mexican-American inmates and approximately 100 African-American inmates.

Officials said two prison staff members received minor injuries during the fight.

Five inmates were transported to local hospitals for treatment and additional inmates were treated on-site.

Lamoreaux said the Tucson complex was locked down during an investigation.

The Whetstone Unit prison houses approximately 1,250 inmates.

Officials said Sunday visitation was canceled.

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