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Lockdown at two facilities at Utah State Prison lifted

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 18:09:37-04

UPDATE: The lockdown at the Utah State Prison was lifted Thursday.

Previous story continues below.

DRAPER, Utah — Two facilities at the Utah State Prison are on lockdown after officials said several inmates suffered minor injuries in a “gang-related fight” Wednesday morning, which means visitation at both facilities is currently suspended.

According to a press release from the Utah Department of Corrections, the fight occurred around 11:20 a.m. in the common area of the Oquirrh 3 unit.

No weapons were used during the fight, and several inmates suffered minor injuries. The release states one inmate was subsequently taken to a hospital to be evaluated further.

The Wasatch and Oquirrh facilities are on lockdown, and visiting at both facilities is suspended. The release states the facilities will be re-evaluated Thursday morning.

None of the parties involved have been identified, and it is not clear exactly what started the altercation.

The release states: “An internal investigation into the incident is ongoing. No further details will be available.”