Inmates jump guard, set fires, smash windows at downtown St. Louis jail

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Inmates at the City Justice Center downtown smashed exterior windows and threw debris to the ground below in a disturbance that began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after an inmate and a guard scuffled and the guard was then jumped by other inmates, authorities said. Law enforcement officers used tear gas to regain control and a spokesman for the mayor said all the inmates were “back in custody” shortly before 10 a.m. Jimmie Edwards, the city’s director of public safety, told reporters that the corrections officer was injured and taken to a hospital. That guard suffered bruises and …

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