Ohio officials prevent planned riot at county jail


Officials in Warren County were tipped off to a planned riot at the county jail Tuesday. 

LEBANON, Ohio — Officers from several law-enforcement agencies were able to prevent a riot at a county jail late Tuesday afternoon after officials learned of the inmates’ plans, reports say.

According to cincinnati.com, officers from the Lebanon, Mason and Morrow police departments went to the Warren County Jail at about 5:50 p.m.

The heavy police presence prevented a riot planned for 6 p.m. by the inmates, WCPO Channel 9 reports.

The jail holds approximately 280 inmates.

Reports say there were no injuries to officers or the inmates.

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