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Ambulances Respond to Victorville Prison Monday night

UPDATE 3/12 –  According to a news release from prison officials, staff responded to several housing units after receiving a report of multiple inmates fighting at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Victorville. Six staff and three inmates sustained non-life threatening injuries requiring outside medical treatment.

The incident was immediately contained and the institution was placed on modified operations. At no time was the public in danger. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified and an investigation will be conducted. 

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — San Bernardino County Fire responded to the Victorville prison today after an incident left several people injured Monday.

Emergency crews were dispatched sometime after 7 pm on Monday evening to reports of a mass casualty incident (MCI), meaning firefighters prepared to triage and help a large amount of injured victims.

Eight ambulances were initially requested, however, upon assessing the situation, only four ambulances were needed, SB County Fire Captain Jeremy Kern confirmed.

Fire officials were not able to provide further details regarding the nature of the incident and referred those questions to a prison spokesperson, who was not immediately available.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that a riot had occurred between opposing gang members and scanner traffic indicated that at least one of the victims may have been a prison guard.

The United States Penitentiary in Victorville is a high-security United States federal prison for male inmates in California and is located on 13777 Air Base Rd, Victorville, CA 92394.

All injuries were reported to be minor.

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