Riot at Marshall County Jail under control

Riot at Marshall County Jail under control
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM CDT
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(Source: WAFF)
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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Authorities say a riot at the Marshall County Jail is now under control.

A disturbance was reported Wednesday afternoon. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office reports that a group of inmates physically engaged deputies and jail staff during a shakedown Tuesday morning and became more aggressive during the conflict.

Authorities said that neither officers nor inmates were injured during the conflict and that they are currently in the process of searching and securing the prisoners back to their cells.

Multiple units from every major city in Marshall County - Albertville, Guntersville, Arab, and Boaz - were called to the scene.

Guntersville Fire also responded to address any medical concerns.

WAFF 48 News was first on the scene. We are working to learn more on this situation and will update you with more information as we receive it.

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