Two California state deputies were injured in an attack at a jail, the sheriff’s office said
Two Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured Thursday night in an attack at the jail.
The two deputies were completing a meal call shortly before 5 p.m. at the Bob Wiley Detention Center when they noticed an inmate carrying “prison alcohol,” known as “Bruno,” the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies attempted to take the alcohol away when they were attacked by two inmates. The Sheriff’s Office said five other inmates joined the attack and attempted to evict the upper-tier deputies from the jail.
Additional personnel arrived and intervened in the attack.
The two deputies were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries to the head and upper body.
Both were treated and released and are expected to make a full recovery.
The seven inmates face charges of attempted murder, the sheriff’s office said.