SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on a fight that injured three inmates at a Utah state prison (all times local):
A state prison in Utah remains on lockdown a day after three inmates were injured in a fight in an area designated for gang-affiliated prisoners.
Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Maria Peterson said Thursday that prison guards recovered weapons made by the inmates following the altercation Wednesday night at the Uinta facility in Draper.
She says eight inmates initiated the fight. One was flown to a local hospital and two others were transported by ambulance with unspecified injuries. She says all three were reported in stable condition on Thursday.
The Department of Corrections law enforcement bureau is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Unified Police Department in Salt Lake City.
The maximum-security facility currently houses about 650 male inmates.
Three inmates have been hospitalized and an investigation is under way after a fight broke out at a Utah state prison.
Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Maria Peterson says no employees were injured in the altercation that broke out Wednesday evening at the Uinta facility in Draper about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.
One inmate was flown to the hospital by a helicopter and two others were transported by ambulance.
Peterson says the fight involved fewer than 10 inmates. She doesn’t know what sparked the scuffle or the condition of the three men who were hurt.
She says the prison was placed on temporary lockdown but no other details have been released.