5 Cook County Jail inmates hurt during fight

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Five Cook County Jail inmates suffered injuries – including multiple stab wounds – in a fight Friday afternoon in the jail’s maximum-security division.

The fight broke out about 1:30 p.m. among detainees in Division 9, Cook County sheriff’s department spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. Jail staff brought the fight under control and recovered several weapons.

Five detainees were taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries, which included multiple “puncture wounds,” Ansari said. Four of those hurt were in custody for murder charges while the fifth was charged with armed robbery.

No staff members were hurt in the fight, Ansari said. The source of the weapons and the cause of the fight remained under investigation Friday afternoon.

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