Auburn Prison Placed On Lockdown

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The Auburn Maximum is on lock down today after an inmate brawl. The brawl erupted Tuesday night in a recreation yard.

Corrections officers tried to break up the fist fight but were unsuccessful. As more inmates joined the brawl, officers were forced to toss a tear gas canister into the yard to disperse the inmates. Corrections officers later found a homemade ceramic weapons in the yard.

Metal detectors cannot detect ceramic items. The fight came after officers found a drone inside the prison and broke up an earlier fight involving a knife. No corrections officers were injured in the incident.

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