SEVERAL inmates have been taken to hospital following a violent brawl at a maximum security prison in Sydney.
The violence broke out inside the Long Bay Correctional Centre, 14km south of the city’s CBD, on Sunday afternoon.
It’s understood authorities were forced to use tear gas to bust up the brawl.
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A fleet of nine ambulances was dispatched to the prison, where paramedics assessed five patients.
Three inmates are believed to have been injured, with two reportedly sustaining puncture wounds.
It’s understood two of the injured prisoners have been taken from the facility in ambulances.
At this stage, no staff are thought to have been injured.
The prison, which houses both minimum and maximum security inmates, has been locked-down and a major incident control centre has been setup.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
LONGBAY UPDATE | Three patients confirmed injured, one with puncture wound, another with facial wounds. No staff injured. Occurred during a brawl. Tear gas was used to break up the brawl. The facility remains in lockdown @7NewsSydney
— Laura Banks (@laurakatebanks) April 7, 2019
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