Inmates break windows, set fires inside St. Louis jail

Inmates break windows, set fires inside St. Louis jail


Dozens of inmates at a St. Louis jail revolted on Sunday night — breaking windows and setting fires to the facility, according to reports.

About 60 rioting inmates wreaked havoc at the Justice Center on the facility’s second and third floors beginning at about 8:45 p.m., police told KTVI.

A view of the St. Louis Justice center in the middle of the chaos.Facebook

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Footage posted to social media by KSDK reporter Casey Nolan show a number of prisoners breaking third-story windows as witnesses below cheer them on.

Inmates breaking windows at a prison in St. Louis, MO.Facebook

Several inmates held signs outside the windows, according to footage posted to Facebook by Real Stl News, reading “Free Ace” and “Free LJ.”

Nobody escaped during the chaos, though the inmates did drop a makeshift rope from the third floor to a second-story landing, according to social media footage.

Onlookers watch the riot from outside the jail.Facebook

By about 10:20 p.m., police

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