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Bodycam footage shows violent Ohio prison riot

  • Six inmates have been charged over the riot at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center in Cleveland, Ohio on January 8
  • The sheriff’s department SWAT team was called in after the teens used broken metal furniture to smash security glass 
  • Bodycam footage from the officers, which was released on Friday, captured the teens damaging cells, sprinklers, windows and lights in the prison
  • The estimated cost of the damage is $200,000

Teenage inmates at a Ohio juvenile prison have been caught on camera destroying the facility during a violent riot.

Six inmates have since been charged over the January 8 incident at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center in Cleveland.

The sheriff’s department SWAT team was called in after the teens – aged 14 and 15 – used broken metal furniture to smash security glass and barricade themselves into cell blocks.

 

Six inmates have been charged over the January 8 incident at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center in Cleveland after they were caught on camera destroying the facility

Bodycam footage from the officers, which was released on Friday, captured the teenagers damaging cells, sprinklers, windows and lights in the prison. 

Some of the inmates were filmed banging on windows and walls trying to shatter glass in the chaos.

The estimated cost of the damage is $200,000. 

Officials say one teen inmate threatened to stab an officer with a shard of glass.  

Bodycam footage from the officers, which was released on Friday, captured the teenagers damaging cells, sprinklers, windows and lights in the prison

Bodycam footage from the officers, which was released on Friday, captured the teenagers damaging cells, sprinklers, windows and lights in the prison

Some of the inmates (above) were filmed banging on windows and walls trying to shatter glass in the chaos

Some of the inmates (above) were filmed banging on windows and walls trying to shatter glass in the chaos

Six inmates have now been charged after the violent riots, which are estimated to have caused about $200,000 in damage

Six inmates have now been charged after the violent riots, which are estimated to have caused about $200,000 in damage

It took about three hours to get the riot under control, authorities said. 

They had to slice through security glass with an electric saw after the inmates barricaded the doors.   

The six teens have all been charged in relation to the disturbance and one is facing additional charges for threatening a jail guard.

Two others are also charged with attempting to escape the prison.   

One inmate and a SWAT officer suffered minor injuries during the ordeal.  

It took about three hours to get the riot under control. SWAT officers are pictured above after they finally managed to storm into the cell

It took about three hours to get the riot under control. SWAT officers are pictured above after they finally managed to storm into the cell



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