- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say no guards were hurt in a brawl at the downtown Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles that sent four inmates to the hospital and prompted a lockdown.

Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says two county jail inmates began fighting at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, and others jumped in until about 80 people were involved.

She says one inmate was stabbed and three others received superficial wounds before guards broke up the fighting in about 10 minutes. The stabbing victim is expected to survive.

The multistory Men’s Central Jail houses thousands of prisoners. Nishida says it was locked down for more than four hours. Portions of the adjacent Twin Towers jail also were locked down so their staff could be sent to Men’s Central.

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