BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:53 P.M.) – Four prison guards were taken hostage after a riot broke out at Cadereyta state prison on Monday.
Hundreds of inmates reportedly setting fire to mattresses, sending smoke billowing into the sky over the facility.
Some 600 members of the prison’s 2,000-strong population allegedly began burning the mattresses in retaliation to strict security controls. The four prison guards were taken hostage during the uprising and at least 45 people, both guards and prisoners, were wounded.
Aldo Fasci, security spokesperson of Nuevo Leon state said: “Police officer Roberto Flores Orozco, who was the first to leave with a wound to his arm. Of the inmates, Jose Luis de Dios Laporali, has a mild heart attack, he is stable, 42 years old. Eric Lopez Charly, has a trauma to the skull caused by a stone. Francisco Gael Lopez Aleman, 20, has multiple trauma. Jose Cipriano Morales Rincon, also with multi trauma, 30 years old. And Onesimo Zapata Hernandez, has a two centimetre deep wound, apparently caused by glass.”