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.
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.
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.