Three Dead, 32 Hurt In Honduras Prison Riot

Police officers and military troops restored order.

Police officers and military troops restored order.

Police officers and military troops restored order.

Three inmates were killed, including one who was shot in the head, during a riot at an overcrowded Honduras prison that left another 32 people injured. About 400 officers and military troops sent to the San Pedro Sula prison to restore order were met by gunfire from within the facility and pelted with stones and other projectiles, said a spokesman for the Honduras National Police. Once order was finally restored, police said they confiscated assault rifles, automatic weapons ammunition and other munitions from inside the sprawling prison. Bloodied and incapacitated inmates could be seen being taken out of the jail by emergency crews following the riot and clash with police. The injured were eight police and 24 inmates, according to National Security Force spokesman Jose Coello. President Juan Orlando Hernandez has ordered a crackdown against criminality in Hondura’s prisons, where violence and gang activity is rampant. He also ordered the removal to other facilities 20 of the most hardened criminals at San Pedro Sula prison, which officials said appeared to have precipitated Wednesday’s uprising.

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