Warning shots fired at Snake River Correctional Institute
Just after 8 p.m., Wednesday, three inmates engaged in a fight on a recreation yard at Snake River Correctional Institution, according to Liz Craig with the Idaho Department of Corrections.
The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray. The inmates continued fighting and a warning shot was fired from the tower overlooking the yard. Upon the warning shot, the inmates stopped fighting.
One inmate received non-life threatening injuries and received medical treatment on site. Oregon State Police are investigating the incident.
According to IDOC, the complex in which the fight happened was placed on modified operations until approximately 9 a.m. this morning. As of then, the institution has been operating as normal.