Fights erupt at Kansas prison; 1 inmate suffers minor injury

November 7, 2018 GMT

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Officials say one inmate sustained minor injuries after several fights erupted at a western Kansas prison that houses mentally ill inmates.

Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Samir Arif says the fights broke out Tuesday at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) northwest of Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that several windows were broken, but no corrections officers were hurt.

The facility has been secured and authorities are investigating. It’s not clear what caused the fights.