Inmates at the downtown St. Louis jail started a riot within the jail Sunday night, breaking windows, setting fires, and throwing debris into the streets, according to a video of the incident.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the City Justice Center on Sunday night after inmates on the third floor of the building reportedly covered cameras before breaking the windows and throwing items like furniture into the street, KSDK reported.
Smoke began to pour out of the windows around 9:30 p.m. that evening.
By 10:20 p.m., inmates backed away from the windows, and the police could be seen inside the jail with flashlights in hand surveying the damage.
Once the inmates were moved, firefighters extinguished the fire that started below the jail around 10:30 p.m.
A half-hour later, inmates broke third-floor windows on the opposite side of the jail and began to throw items