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  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says there was a 'disturbance' at Pitchess Detention Center.
  • Two inmates, six deputies, and one custodian were injured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
  • LACSD said, "this was not a riot."
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says there was a "disturbance involving inmates" on Thursday at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California.

According to the LACSD, two inmates were escorted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Six deputies and a custodian were also escorted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Miguel Meza told Insider that "this was not a riot" and said that the incident began when a deputy was assaulted by an inmate during a security dormitory check around 3 p.m. local time.

Meza said multiple inmates and deputies became involved. Deputies used pepper spray to break up the altercation after their verbal commands were unsuccessful. An estimated 20-25 inmates were exposed to the chemical agent.

The facility is now under lockdown.

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