Official: Inmate at Virginia jail pepper sprays two guards

Official: Inmate at Virginia jail pepper sprays two guards
Authorities say an inmate at a Virginia jail pepper sprayed two guards after inmates in a lockdown unit flooded their cells and the man was removed from his cell to shower. (Source: Pixabay)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Authorities say an inmate at a Virginia jail pepper sprayed two guards after inmates in a lockdown unit flooded their cells and the man was removed from his cell to shower.

The Virginian-Pilot reports Col. Christopher Walz, interim superintendent at Hampton Roads Regional Jail, said the two guards fell down in the incident, with one hurting a knee and the other suffering a cut on their cheek.

Walz says the injuries were minor, and added that no charges have been filed as of Wednesday afternoon. He says an investigation is continuing.

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