CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Six inmates were hospitalized after a chaotic fight broke out at the Canadian County Detention Center.
The fight erupted just after 2 a.m. Monday following a temporary outage at the jail, according to jail officials.
The melee involved 15 to 20 inmates, six of which were taken to a nearby hospital, according to officials.
The Canadian County Special Operations Team entered the 60-bed jail pod where the brawl was occurring and brought it to an end, officials said.
“Although our investigation into the matter has just began, I believe the incident is most likely gang related,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said.
The inmates who were taken to hospitals are being treated for minor injuries.