The incident at Bridge Metropolis Correctional Middle for Youth, positioned simply exterior of New Orleans, was reported to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace round 9:48 p.m. native time, in accordance with Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesperson for the company.
Juveniles exited their residing areas and started wandering round, “taking on components” of the ability, Rivarde advised CNN.
About 40 to 50 personnel — together with the sheriff’s workplace SWAT crew and disaster administration crew — have been known as in for backup, Rivarde stated.
The middle “homes the extra critical juvenile offenders within the state,” he stated. Simply over two hours have been wanted for the personnel to clear the constructing, he added.
A minimum of one worker and two juveniles have been injured and despatched to native hospitals, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Earlier this week, 5 juveniles escaped from the ability, Rivarde stated, with 4 again in custody whereas one remained at giant as of early Friday. It is unclear whether or not the 2 incidents are associated.