- Associated Press - Sunday, December 11, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say three inmates have been hospitalized after a large fight broke out at a detention center in San Diego.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says a fight started Sunday afternoon when one inmate attacked another in a day room at the George Bailey Detention Facility. It says the brawl grew to involve 20 inmates.

Officials say numerous deputies and supervisors responded to the area and were able to stop the fight but inmates began to fight again as deputies prepared to enter the module. Deputies eventually got the situation under control and stopped the fights.

The department says three inmates were sent to local area hospitals for treatment for various injuries.

It says the extent of their injuries was unknown and that investigation is ongoing.

No other details were immediately available.

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