- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Authorities are investigating an incident at a prison in one of Alaska’s largest cities that a state corrections spokeswoman says resulted in minor damages to the facility.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/2wkETjM ) local police and the Alaska State Troopers set up a perimeter outside of the Fairbanks Correctional Center Thursday in Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers Capt. Ron Wall says authorities plan to file numerous charges stemming from the disturbance in one of the prison’s wings. He says the facility was not breached.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Megan Edge said there was an attempt to create a disturbance that a department emergency response team was able to get under control with support from the Alaska State Troopers.

Edge told The Associated Press there were no injuries to inmates or staff.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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