CRIME

South Carolina prison riot: SWAT teams save 6 officers

SWAT teams rescued six correctional officers after a riot broke out at a South Carolina prison early Thursday.

The disturbance at the Trenton Correctional Institution in Edgefield County injured two of the six corrections officers rescued, WRDW reported. The injuries were not life-threatening.

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The riot broke out after officers tried to take a cellphone from an inmate who fought back. A few other inmates got involved and the situation started to escalate.

Prisoners set several fires, which have been extinguished, and destroyed dorms, CBS News added.

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SWAT teams from Edgefield and Aiken counties were able to rescue the guards who barricaded themselves inside a dorm as the riot broke out.

The prison has about 600 inmates. There were no immediate reports of any inmate injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.