NEW CASTLE, Ind. (04/24/2007) - Indiana State Police have confirmed a disturbance at the New Castle Correctional Facility. Troopers have been dispatched to the scene. New Castle Mayor Tom Nipp calls the disturbance a "full scale riot."
The facility has confirmed two staff members have been injured and the three cell houses were involved in the incident.
The riot erupted around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon. Chopper 8 flew over the scene and witnessed at least three burning fires set around the facility.
"Prisoners were trying to tear down some fence," said Nipp. "The exterior fence is electrical wire. The police department has been fully mobilized."
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