GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Authorities said two people were injured during a disturbance at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Local media outlets report that an inmate and a prison employee were hurt during the disturbance that began around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the minimum security facility.
Communications director for the N.C. Department of Public Safety Pamela Walker told media that inmates started at least two fires during the riot.
Walker said the prison employee is being treated for minor injuries and the inmate was treated at a hospital and released.
She said the scene was under control by around 8:15 p.m. and that all inmates were back in cells.
About 500 inmates were taken to other prisons after the fighting, Department of Public Safety officials said. Just under 300 inmates remain at the facility.
The prison is located about 55 miles southeast of Raleigh. It has served as a prison entry point for male offenders from all counties.
In addition to the sheriff's office, Goldsboro police, Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety responded to the scene.
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